Fun Questions to Get Your Kid Talking

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Have you been looking to connect more with your child? If you’re hoping your child will open up to you, and you’re looking for some inspiration to get them talking, keep reading! We’ve created a list of 10 questions per theme to start the process.


Questions about School 

How aware are you of your child’s relationship with school? Do you know about their relationships with their teacher(s), classmates, and school work? Here are 10 questions about school to dive a little deeper. 

  1. How do you feel about your teacher/classmates?

  2. What’s your favorite part about school?

  3. What or who made you smile today?

  4. What challenged you today?

  5. If you could sit anywhere in class, where would that be?

  6. What’s your favorite part about the weekend?

  7. Do you feel happy/comfortable in school?

  8. Did anything happen today during recess?

  9.  What’s the hardest part about school right now? 

  10. Is anyone making you uncomfortable at school? 

Questions about Friendship, Family & Home

Are you curious about your child’s views on their friendships, family, or home life? Here are 10 questions to learn more about their perspectives and current experiences. 

  1. Can you tell me something about you that you think I might not know?

  2. What makes you feel loved?

  3. What’s your favorite TV show? What makes it so fun to watch?

  4. What’s a memory that makes you happy?

  5. What made you proud today?

  6. What can I do to be a better parent?

  7. What would you do if you made the rules at home?

  8. If you could change any rule, which one would it be?

  9. What makes someone a good friend? 

  10. If a friend asks you to keep a secret that you don’t feel comfortable keeping, what would you do?

Imagination Questions

Are you hoping to spark your child’s imagination and learn more about how they view the world? It can be one of the most fun types of questions to ask a child because they are often extremely curious and creative. Here are 10 questions to get a deeper look into your child’s imagination. 

  1. Imagine you can do whatever you want for an entire day. What would you do?

  2. What makes you happy?

  3. What do you dream about?

  4. If you could make up a new holiday, what would it be?

  5. If you had a secret hideout, where would it be and what would you keep inside it?

  6. If you could have anything in the world, what would you want?

  7. What do you want your life to look like ten years from now?

  8. What is your biggest dream?

  9. How can you show people you care? 

  10. Imagine you could be any animal. What would you be and why?

Remember to leave space after you ask your question, clarifying only after you leave some time for your kid to think. If you don’t leave enough space for them to think and respond, you might be accidentally interrupting or cutting off the response you are looking to receive by asking these questions! And don’t be discouraged if it takes a few tries to get them talking–it’s a learning process!

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