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Questions to ask kids to get them talking about interests or aspirations

Sep 12, 2020

#1. What do you want to be when you grow up?
#2. If you could have any superpower, what would you choose?
#3. If you could change one thing about the world, what would you change?
#4. If you could be someone famous for a week, who would you be?
#5. What do you like most about yourself?
#6. What is the one thing you think you can’t live without?
#7. What are you interested in learning how to do?
#8. Do you prefer reading books or watching movies? Why?
Questions to ask kids to get them talking about their day
#9. What was the best part of your day?
#10. What was your least favourite activity?
#11. Who did you make smile or laugh today?
#12. Who made you happy or sad today?
#13. Can you tell me something that happened today that you normally wouldn’t talk about?
#14. What is your favourite day of the week?
#15. Was there a time you felt afraid or alone? 
Questions to ask kids to get them talking about you, the home/family.
#16. What do you look forward to when you wake up?
#17. What would you do if you made the rules at home?
#18. What is the hardest rule to follow in the house and why?
#19. What family traditions make you happy?
#20. How do you know I love you?
#21. What makes you proud of me?
#22. If I were a character in a book,movie or TV show, who would I be?
Questions to ask kids to get them talking about school
#23. What’s the hardest part about school?
#24. What was your favourite part of your school day?
#25. What subject is the easiest for you?
#26. Are there any times you feel left out?
#27. What questions did you ask your teacher today?
#28. What are you looking forward to tomorrow?
#29. How would you rate your day on a scale of 1-10? Why?
#30. Who did you sit with at lunch?
Questions to ask kids to get to know them better
#31. Do you think it’s more important to be rich or kind? Why?
#32. If someone gave you N5000, what would you do with it?
#33. What 3 items would you grab if our house was on fire?
#34. What is the best gift you have ever received? 
#35. What’s your biggest dream that you wish would come true?
#36. What have your friends been up to lately?
#37. How do you show people you care about them?
#38. If you could have anything in the world, what would you want?
#39. If you could go back in time, where would you travel to?
#40. What do you think it means to be a good friend?
As a parent, it is important to ask your children questions from time to time. These questions will help you catch up on what’s going on in their lives and also strengthen your relationship with them. As you consider these questions to ask kids, keep in mind that the chances of them sharing more openly will depend on catching them at the right moment and also asking interesting questions.
However, even at a time when you might run out of questions, here’s one you should never forget to ask “Is there anything you want to talk about?”