As parents, we all know how many questions children ask. A recent study has shown that young children ask over 300 questions a day. While it’s easy to get frustrated with the constant “why,” answering these questions ensures that your child knows that they can talk to you. The important thing is to always be honest with your children and if they ask you a question you don’t know the answer to, then tell them you aren’t sure and that maybe they can help you find the answer.
But what if you could turn the tables on your children and ask them the questions. After all, this will make sure that your children have inquiring minds, have a better vocabulary, and will mimic the behaviour of their parents. So you will be showing them how to ask a good question!
How To Get Kids Talking
Think about it like this, if our children are comfortable talking to us about all the little things that go on in their lives or that are on their minds, they are far more likely to feel they can talk to us when there are bigger issues.
As parents, caregivers, or an adult in a child’s life we can provide them with the most precious gift of all by just being present. Putting down our mobile phones and really listening when they talk, showing a want to discover and learn who they are allows true magic to happen! Here is our list of 50 funny questions to ask kids.
Here are some questions to get them talking
Questions For Toddlers and Pre-schoolers
- If your toys could talk what would they say?
- What does it feel like when I give you a hug?
- If you were outside for the whole day, what would you do?
- What animal would be the best race car driver?
- What makes you happy?
- If you had a pet dinosaur, what would you call it?
- What is your favourite book?
- Describe your favourite character from a book?
- What makes the best fort?
- If you could do anything today, what would you do?
Questions For Reception Children
- Do you think about renaming the colours of your crayons?
- If you opened a store, what would you sell?
- What’s your superhero name and what powers do you have?
- What characters make you laugh?
- If you could grow anything in the garden, what would you grow?
- Did you smile or laugh at anything today?
- What bugs you?
- Do you have any great inventions in your brain right now?
- What is the craziest thing you have ever eaten?
- Do you think it’d be fun to learn another language?
- What makes someone smart?
- If you were a photographer for a day, what would you take pictures of?
- What would you do if you made the rules at home for a day?
- If you could make up a new holiday destination what would it be?
- What do aliens look like?
- What do you enjoy giving to people?
- Where would you like to visit? How would you get there?
- How can we look after our planet?
- If you owned a restaurant tell me what food you would serve?
- If you could talk to the animals what would you say?
Fun Questions For Older Kids
- Tell me something about you I may not know.
- What have your friends been up to?
- What do you dream about?
- What makes you feel strong?
- What makes you feel proud?
- How do you show people you care?
- If you were going to design a treehouse, what would it look like?
- How do you like to help others?
- If you could have any pet in the world, what would it be?
- What three things do you want to do this summer?
- What is something new you would like to learn?
- What cheers you up when you feel sad?
- If you joined the circus, what would your act be?
- If you had friends all over the world, how would you keep in touch?
- If you had three wishes what would they be?
- If you could eat lunch with (insert famous person, hero, a fictional character) Where would you go and what would you eat?
- Do you have a joke to tell me?
- If your life became a movie, who would play you?
- If you designed a t-shirt what would be on it?
- What is your favourite subject at school?
The Final Thought
Do not panic if your child is less than thrilled with your sudden interest in their life or about answering your questions. It may seem a little awkward to begin with especially if this is something you haven’t done before. But the point of the questions is to ensure that your children feel comfortable talking to you about anything in their lives and that they know you are always actively listening to them!