Questions every parent should ask their kids

The children ask a lot of questions, but now is the time to switch roles. To get the conversation started, here are 63 fun questions you can ask your child.

Studies have shown that over 300 questions are asked every day by young children. But while you may be a little irritated by the relentless onslaught of "whys," answering the questions actually keeps your child's mind open. It also lets children know that imagination and curiosity are wonderful things.

And how do you inspire children to keep asking questions?

In return, ask them questions ! It is proven that children imitate the words, habits, rituals and actions of their parents. Give them an example of what a good question looks like.

Go beyond the simple "How was your day" and consider this list of 63 fun questions to ask kids to get them talking .

Questions for toddlers and preschoolers

  1. 1. If your stuffed animals could talk, what would they say?
  2. 2. How do you feel when I kiss you?
  3. 3. If you were to draw everything that pops into your head, what would you be drawing right now?
  4. 4. What do you think you will dream about tonight?
  5. 5. What sounds do you like?
  6. 6. You're out all day: what would you do?
  7. 7. What makes the strong the best?
  8. 8. How do you think animals communicate?
  9. 9. Describe a big day. What do you do that makes it special?
  10. 10. Which animal would make an excellent driver?
  11. 11. Do you like it when other people share with you? For what ?
  12. 12. Who is your favorite storybook character?
  13. 13. What is the one thing you do now that you need an adult to do but would like to try on your own?
  14. 14. If you had to give all the family members new names, what would they be?
  15. 15. What makes you happy?
  16. 16. If you could do anything now, what would you do?
  17. 17. If you had a pet dragon, what would you call it?
  18. 18. What would you do together?

Questions to ask children in kindergarten

  1. 1. Do you sometimes think about renaming the colors of your pencils?
  2. 2. Which character makes you laugh the most?
  3. 3. If you opened a store, what would you sell?
  4. 4. What is your superhero name and what are your powers?
  5. 5. If you could grow anything in the yard, what would it be?
  6. 6. What do you like to give people?
  7. 7. Did you smile or laugh more today?
  8. 8. Pretend to be a chef and tell me about your restaurant. What dishes do you serve?
  9. 9. Where would you like to travel?
  10. 10. If you could ask any question to a wild animal, what would you ask it?
  11. 11. What are the best aspects of nature?
  12. 12. You are a photographer for a day, what would you photograph?
  13. 13. What bothers you?
  14. 14. Do you have any invention ideas in mind?
  15. 15. Do you think it would be fun to learn another language?
  16. 16. If you could invent a new vacation, what would it be?
  17. 17. What's the craziest thing you've ever eaten?
  18. 18. Find three silly new traditions for the world. Or for aliens from another planet!
  19. 19. What would you do if you made your period at home?
  20. 20. What makes someone smart?

Fun Questions for Older Kids

  1. 1. What makes you dream?
  2. 2. Tell me something about yourself that you think I might not know.
  3. 3. What did your friends do?
  4. 4. What is the memory that makes you happy?
  5. 5. What are you looking forward to when you wake up?
  6. 6. You are at the beach. What's the first thing you do?
  7. 7. What makes you feel brave?
  8. 8. What makes you feel loved?
  9. 9. How do you show people you care?
  10. 10. If you could donate $100 to a charity, which one would you choose?
  11. 11. How would you design a treehouse?
  12. 12. If you wrote a book, what would it be?
  13. 13. If you drew clothes, what would they look like?
  14. 14. How would you most like to help others?
  15. 15. What makes you feel grateful?
  16. 16. If you made a cave in the woods, what would it contain?
  17. 17. What gives you energy?
  18. 18. If you were in a play, what would your character be?
  19. 19. What makes your friends so great?
  20. 20. What makes you so awesome?
  21. 21. What three things do you want to do this summer?
  22. 22. If you had friends all over the world, how would you stay in touch?
  23. 23. If you were in the circus, what would your circus act be?
  24. 24. If you were a teacher and you could teach your students anything, what would you teach them?
  25. 25. If a friend asks you to keep a secret you don't want to keep, what would you do?

Don't worry if your child is unwilling to answer your questions at first, and don't rush them too much to answer them or move on to another question. By letting your child take his time , you are showing him that you are not just automatically asking him questions, but that you are genuinely interested in what he has to say .

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