Does that question make your kids clam up? Instead of asking a blanket question like this, try asking about a specific class, for example, or what they did during recess. Even that can make some kids feel put on the spot, though, so another angle to try is simply to talk about your own day and start a conversation. Getting the conversation flowing by sharing things that happened to you, and dropping the questions to them, is a great way to help your kids open up and talk about what happened during their own days.
(Tried the ol’ “So, what did you do today? What did you do in math? How was recess?” and still getting nothing? Don’t despair, the Huffington Post has you covered. Here’s a list of 25 conversation starters that you can use with your kids to find out a bit more about their days!)