Is your kiddo heading back to school? Here are five questions to ask your child about school each and every night!
Can you believe we are talking back to school tips already? As a teacher, I know how important it is that parents discuss school with their children each and every night. As a parent, by the time we get to the end of the day…..I'm often at a bit of a loss. So, I'm sharing the five questions that every parent should ask their children about school from preschool to elementary school age.
What was your favorite activity at school today? This is a great way to get your child to be SPECIFIC. They can share their favorite project, play space, activity…..what they liked MOST.
What did you NOT like today at school? The lunch? A kid bothering them at recess. It's important to ask this, if anything DID bother your child at school…..you want to create an opening for them to share without having to bring it up.
Who did you play with today? One of the biggest complaints or concerns I hear from KIDS as a teacher? I don't have anyone to play with at recess. By asking your child who they played with, you are able to help them strategize. Are they playing with the same kid all the time? Perhaps encourage them to branch out. Did they make a point of playing with a new student? Compliment them. If they're having trouble finding a friend to play with……come up with a plan. Which game are they interested in? Do they have something interesting to share with a new friend? Can they plan for WHO they would like to play with?
What did you read today? For younger kiddos, it may be a read aloud or story time. By asking what they read, you can reinforce literacy skills and share books that YOU are reading. That connection between reading at school and reading in LIFE? Is key to academic success.
What are you interested in learning more about? Students learn about a variety of topics at school. Find out what their interests are…..these are opportunities to involve your family in your child's education. Do they love art? Schedule a trip to a local museum. Learning about ancient history? Visit that traveling mummy exhibit when it comes to town!
Is your family gearing up to head back to school? Don't forget to pick up staples that will help you (and your kiddo) head into the classroom in style! Lydia's and my adorable mommy and me moccasins have already been to our respective schools multiple times. They're SUPER comfy, and I love how versatile they are. These Minnetonka must haves are just as stylish with tights and a sweater dress in cool weather as they are in the dog days of summer. Don't forget to scroll down, I'm teaming up with my fellow mamas to giveaway a Minnetonka gift card just in time for the first weeks of school!
In love with this backpack by State Bags? For every bag sold……they donate a backpack filled with supplies to a child in need! Awesome, right?Want to see how my fellow mamas and minis styled their moccasins? Check out: