Tips for Talking to Children About School

Communication about school is difficult at a young age.  Younger children can often keep to themselves about school.  Developmentally, some children haven't realized that their lives are separate from their parents and others do not like the question, “how was school?” Try asking specific questions to get a response such as “what did you build in the block center?”. Sometimes you can explain what you did in your day to encourage discussion.  Talking is not the main way of communicating for children.  Children have an imagination and love role playing.  Your child and you can play “school”.  Most of the time role playing help children communicate what they did at school without answering the question, “how was school?”  Be creative and have fun!