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20 Questions to Ask Your Child to Get Them Talking

Questions for kids

 “Did you have fun at day care?”


“Did you learn anything new?”


“Are you hungry for dinner?”


Many parents can probably relate to getting these one-word answers from their children. So how do we get our children to open up and have more meaningful conversations?


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20 Questions to Ask your Children

Here is a list of 20 open-ended questions to ask your children in the car, at the dinner table, or anytime you want to get them talking.

  1. What do you want to be when you grow up?
  2. What is your favorite place in the world?
  3. What makes you happy?
  4. If you opened a store, what would you sell?
  5. If you could be any animal, what kind would you be?
  6. What would you do if you made the rules at home?
  7. What is the ickiest thing you’ve ever eaten?
  8. If you could have any superpower, what would you have?
  9. What is your favorite thing to do?
  10. What is your favorite food?
  11. How would you describe a perfect day for yourself?
  12. What do you think you are good at?
  13. If you had to live with a cartoon character, who would you pick?
  14. How would you describe your family?
  15. What is something you’d like to learn how to do?
  16. What would you do with $1,000?
  17. Which holiday do you like the most and why?
  18. What is something that makes you laugh?
  19. Why is the sky blue?
  20. What made you smile today?

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