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Smartphones for kids – yes or no?
They say that children can be the best conversationalists. Even though it’s just a joke, there is definitely some truth to it. After all, we all know very well how kids can give the most apt and honest answers. Which is why we've prepared 50 questions for you, which won’t leave you - or your child - at a loss for words.
If you want to add some fun to long autumn or winter evenings, or shorten a long journey, these 50 questions are guaranteed to help start a conversation with any child.
#1 What has made you laugh recently?
#2 What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?
#3 Who is your best friend and why?
#4 What ability or thing would you really like to learn?
#5 What is a favourite toy of yours and why?
#6 If your favourite stuffed animal could talk, what would it tell you?
#7 What do you like to paint most and why?
#8 How do you think animals understand each other?
#9 Do you prefer fairy tales in books or in cartoons?
#10 What is your favourite fairy tale character?
#11 If you could do literally anything right now, what would you do?
#12 What is your favourite animal and why?
#13 If you had that animal at home, how would you name it?
#14 Would you like to have a dragon at home?
#15 What is your favourite and least favourite food?
#16 If you could eat only one meal for your entire life, what would it be?
#17 Would you like to have your own pastry shop or ice cream parlor?
#18 If so, what would you sell there?
#19 Would you like to be a superhero?
#20 If so, which superpower would you most like to have?
#21 What would your typical superhero day look like?
#22 What means of transport have you travelled with so far?
#23 Which one did you like the most?
#24 Have you ever built your own bunker or fort?
#25 What job would you like to have when you grow up?
#26 What do you think will be your favourite subject at school?
#27 What is your favourite season and why?
#28 Are you afraid of storms?
#29 Which color do you like to look at the most?
#30 When was the last time you made someone happy? What did you do?
#31 How did you feel?
#32 When was the last time something made you happy?
#33 Do you like any sports? If so, which ones?
#34 Do you like music?
#35 What is your favourite song of all time?
#36 When you are sad, what cheers you up?
#37 What is your favourite day of the week and why?
#38 If you could change a single thing in the world, what would it be?
#39 What period of your life are you looking forward to the most?
#40 What couldn’t you live without?
#41 Would you rather live in a city or in the countryside?
#42 What was the most beautiful gift you’ve ever been given?
#43 What was the most beautiful gift you’ve ever given?
#44 Do you prefer playing indoors or outdoors?
#45 If you could be any famous person for a day, whom would you be?
#46 If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
#47 What was the last dream you remember?
#48 What do you look forward to most every morning when you wake up?
#49 Would you like to learn how to play a musical instrument?
#50 If you could become invisible for one day, what would you do?
As you can see, there are a lot of questions you can use to start a lively chat with your child. You’ll not only have a lot of fun doing it, you’ll also be supporting their imagination, creativity and conversational skills.
Reading fairy tales from Readmio is another great way to combine useful quality time with enjoyment. Not only are they enlivened with authentic sound effects, but with each story you can also find suggestions for topics to discuss with your children after reading them.
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