Thursday, June 11, 2009

A fun look at our questions and children's answers

I saw this in Suzie Vesper's blog. It is amazing how many parents at Kindergarten complain that when they ask their children "what did you do today at Kindergarten?" the children always reply "nothing". Seems like nothing changes!!

And that is one reason our parents love our Manaia Kindergarten Blog! They read about children's interests at Kindergarten. Parents then use what they glean from the blog as a starting point for conversations with their children about their children's learning.

On further reflection - what about the questions we ask our children? Do they inspire answers beyond "Dunno, nothing, sorto, good"? How can we ask better questions?


Breakaway Retreat said...

Those are the words I was trying to say to Jedd the other day while being filmed, but its soooooooo didn't come out like that. That's exactly why we love the Manaia Kindergarten Blog.

Treehouse Dwellers said...

Isn't that always the way!! I think someone mentioned it at some stage. I think it is hilarious - when do they learn this? and it takes them about 20yrs before they find other words!.... or is it our questions? Dunno.