Conversation Starters encourage children to talk about themselves. Talking to children is important, especially when you are trying to get to know them. Young children develop speech and language skills, as well as listening skills when engaged in a conversation. As a child care provider and educator, use these conversations starters during circle time, meal and snack times, or whenever you feel like getting to know the children in your care.
Here are 20 conversations starters to get children talking…
- Do you have any pets? What kind do you have?
- What is your favorite toy?
- What did you do last night?
- What learning center do you like the best? Why?
- What is your favorite book?
- Do you like the water table or sand table better? Why?
- Who brought you to school/daycare today? What do you like best about them?
- Who are the people you live with?
- What is your favorite food to have as a snack?
- Do you like coloring or painting better?
- What is the best thing about today?
- What do you want to be when you grow up?
- If you could paint our classroom, what color paint would you choose?
- How do you feel today?
- Describe someone in this room using three words.
- What is your favorite thing to do at school/daycare?
- What is something that makes you happy?
- Would you rather play inside or play outside all day?
- If you could have any super power, what would it be?
- What does your bedroom look like?
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