At your next get-together, allow your children to ask informative questions like those below. You’ll be delighted by where the conversation takes you.
- What is your favorite family story?
- What is your earliest childhood memory?
- Where were you on the day I was born?
- Tell me something funny mom/dad did.
- What was the biggest event in your life?
- Describe our family in one word.
- What was your favorite thing to do with mom/dad?
- How do kids have it better today? How are things not as good?
- Who were your heroes as a child?
When you were my age…
Click below for questions to ask by ages and stages.
Ages 2 to 5
Younger kids are increasingly aware of their suroundings. Learning about grandparents’ childhood can help them better understand their own.
- What was your room like at my age?
- What were your favorite foods?
- What were family meals like?
Ages 6 to 8
As your child ventures to school, comparing how eras have changed can prove enlightning. Try questions like these:
- What was your first day at school like?
- What was your favorite subject in school?
- What did you like to do after school?
Ages 9 to 12
Realtionships are increasingly important to older kids. Here are questions to help generations share and compare experiences.
- Who were your best friends?
- What did kids wear when you were my age?
What were popular songs and dances?