"So what did you do at school today?"
"You must have done something. Did you do any maths?"
"What about English?"
Have you had a conversation like this with your kids?
Not much of a conversation really is it!
We've had some success with our kids getting them to tell us about their days at school by using conversation coasters I made.
But I heard another idea from a friend that I'm going to try with our kids.
The minimum of two words rule.
She doesn't ever let her kids get away with a one word answer. Even if I say "hi" to them, they can't just say, "hi" back, they have to say for example, "Hi, Jill".
So no longer can they just answer with an abrupt - 'nothing' when you ask what they've done at school! Brilliant!
I really like this idea and think it's a great habit for kids to get into!
Do you have any hints, tips or ideas for improving kids conversational skills? I'd love to hear any!