COVID -19 has taught us many things. As many parents have experienced full time over the last few months, kids ask a lot of questions. Sometimes they are different but most of the time, it is the same question over and over. Of course, we should be answering all their questions but, that’s not life. Question Topics might be the answer!
However, answering and asking questions is good for kids. It helps them respond to answers and gets them thinking. Asking questions helps them express their creativity but also shows their comprehension skills. The trick to questioning and answering, (and keeping your sanity) is to ask questions that can have both broad and multiple answers. Focusing on a topic will help to keep the conversation focused and will allow your child to expand their thinking. Extending their thoughts is beneficial to both of you. Check out the following topics and see if you can “survive” the next round of questions.
Question Topics for Discussion
- What things make you happy? Extend conversation with why?
- What do you like daydreaming about? What was your favorite daydream and why?
- What would you do if I told you we were going to the beach? Extend with prompts like: how would you get there, what would you bring, what will we do when we get there, when and how will we get home.
- How would you design a treehouse? How would you start the plan, what would you include, what would it be made of, how would you get into it, where would it be, what would you do in it, who would you invite to visit you.
- What are three different things you want to do this summer?
- If your stuffed animal could talk, what would it say? Which animal, how about a different animal?
- When you woke up this morning, what did you want to do?
- What is your favorite meal? If you were the chef in a restaurant what would you add to your menu?
Don’t be afraid to recycle question topics. It’s fun to see the changes to their stories.