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Sending off your beloved little toddler to nursery is not easy - you can't stop thinking about them all day and when you get them back and ask what they did, they can't remember, or did "nothing" or did "playing"...it can be very frustrating!
So what can you do to get a bit more information out of your pre-schooler, or school child? Here are a few tips about how to glean a bit more detail to find out what they did while away from you.
Keep it focused and not vague
- Don't just ask, "What did you do today?" ask more specific questions:
- What was the best thing about today?
- What did you play in the garden?
- Did you play with any new toys today?
- What was the story?
Make it two-way!
- Share what you did. Tell of three activities you did and then ask for three things they did.
Don't force it:
- Details may come out later during tea or on they way home. Don't force details immediately as soon as you pick them up.
Talk about your school days:
- I loved PE and when I was little I used to...
Keep it relaxed and easy:
- It should be fun telling each other about the day not an arduous task. So, keep it perky and easy.
- If you fear they may be telling fibs about their day, (they were visited by a space man and the teacher fell into the sandpit and they all buried her!) then, go along with it. Make it into a fun story-telling activity!