Nothing, nothing, nothing!

The end of a school or nursery day is not always a calm, smooth and question-marksjoyous time. Tired brains and bodies, hungry, sometimes fed up and ready to let loose on their nearest and dearest probably all ring a bell. The automatic question from a parent “What did you do at school today?” The typical answer “Nothing!” Many children do not share much information at all about their days spent at nursery or school, but we as parents are desperate to know what’s been going on. Try these questions and conversation starters below as these will often open the box and get your little learners gabbling away about their super busy days!

  • What made your brain really think today?
  • If I called your teacher tonight what would she/he tell me about you?
  • Tell me a new word you learned today.
  • Tell me something special that happened today.
  • How did you use your pencil today?
  • Did anyone do anything cheeky today?
  • Who did you sit next to/opposite at lunch/snack?
  • Who made you laugh today?
  • Did you talk to anyone new today?
  • Were there any visitors at school today?
  • Did you have a favourite lesson? Why was it the best?
  • Was there anything you didn’t like at school today?
  • Tell me something you learnt today.
  • Did anyone do anything funny?
  • Who made you smile today?
  • Did you do something kind for someone today?
  • Did someone do something kind for you today?
  • Were there any tricky challenges today?
  • What did you today that made you proud?