Here are 24 questions to ask your child after school instead of asking “How was your day?” These will help you engage your child in a meaningful and interesting conversations. These questions are specific, conversational and are better positioned to get your children talking! We believe this will be insightful and informative articles for every Nigerian parent, mothers especially.

Alternative questions that will engage your child in meaningful discussion instead of just asking “How was your day” include:

  1. Who did you play with today?
  2. Tell me something you know today that you didn’t know yesterday?
  3. Did you like your lunch?
  4. Rate your day on a scale from 1-10.
  5. Did anyone get in trouble today?
  6. How were you brave today?
  7. What questions did you ask at school today?
  8. What are you looking forward to tomorrow?
  9. What are you reading?
  10. What was the hardest rule to follow today?
  11. Teach me something I don’t know.
  12. If you could change one thing about your day, what would it be?
  13. What was the best thing that happened today?
  14. What made you smile today?
  15. Who did you sit with at lunch?
  16. Was anyone in your class absent today?
  17. Did you like your lunch?
  18. If you could switch seats with anyone in your class, who would it be? And why?
  19. Did you help anyone today?
  20. Did anyone get in trouble today?
  21. What made you laugh?
  22. Did you ever feel unsafe?
  23. Did you tell anyone “thank you?”
  24. What are you looking forward to tomorrow?