31 days to a more Playful Tot {Day Twenty Five} Asking the children

play time

We do a lot of things on their behalf. We make sure they have good food, good play experiences and good times. I still get battles with my three year old though. He doesn’t often /always appreciate the choices he has…..can we say in a small voice- tantrum or melt down.


“It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?”

~Henry David Thoreau


Have you listened to parents talk in the corridors; you on one side and they on the other . We have the funniest conversations. It makes you wonder what the children really think about things?

Today is the day to find out for fun.

This will work on your chatty under 5s.

These questions are from the Listen to the Children study from Manners of the heart. Thought it would be fun to find out what the kids think?

  1. What’s a family?
  2. Why do you think we live in families?
  3. Who is the most important person in your family to you?
  4. If you could change one thing in your family , what would you change?
  5. What does your family do together for fun?
  6. What the nicest thing your parents could ever tell you?

“The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.”

~Rabindranath Tagore
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How is our use of time reflected in the eyes of our children?

I would love to hear the comments of your child. Go on….share ONE answer in the comments!

Click here to read the rest of the posts in the series, 31 Days to a more Playful Tot.

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