25 Questions to stimulate critical thinking skills of a kid

Does your kid ask “Why” all the time? Do you want to help them search for answers to the big questions but don’t know how? Here are a few questions to encourage your little philosopher.

  1. Could you describe yourself in three words?
  2. If you could be invisible for one day, what would you do?
  3. If you could build anything in our backyard, what would you build?
  4. If you could change one thing in the world, what would you change?
  5. If you could only choose between your phone and your bible, what will you choose? Why?
  6. If you could write your own book, on what would it be? And the title?
  7. If you had 10 000 FCFA to do anything you wanted with, what would you do with it?
  8. If you had to give all your toys away, who would you give them to?
  9. What did you try hard at today?
  10. What is one of your favorite all time memories?
  11. What is the funniest joke you know?
  12. What is your favorite book?
  13. What is your favorite game?
  14. What is your favorite meal?
  15. What is your favorite movie?
  16. What is your favorite word? Why?
  17. What mistake did you make that taught you something?
  18. What qualities do you think make a good friend?
  19. What was the least favorite part of the day?
  20. What was your best moment of the day?
  21. What will you do to challenge yourself today?
  22. What will you do to improve your talent?
  23. What would you want to be in the future?
  24. Where would you spend your dream vacation?
  25. Who do you want to be most like when you grow up?

It’s your turn ! What question do you want to ask daddy / mummy ? 


About the Author

Christian Elongue

Christian Elongué is the author of “Introduction to Children Literature in Cameroon” (2019) and researcher on children and young adult literature. Dismayed by a lack of black characters in books available to African children, Elongué founded Muna Kalati in 2017 with the goal of building international recognition for African children’s book authors and increasing access to African children literature. Muna Kalati, was founded at a time when African children’s books were poorly promoted, and African authors and illustrators were virtually unknown. In 2018, they started publishing Muna Kalati magazine, which is becoming a reference for writers, publishers and illustrators of children's and Young Adult books, as well as librarians, teachers, editors and parents. Lifelong learner, he holds a postgraduate certificate on children literature (University of Liège, France) and 3 master’s degree

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