An Interview with Daphne, Age 4.5

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Interview with Daphne, Age 4.5

This morning I interviewed both my daughters, asking them questions about their favorite things to do, favorite books, etc, as well as what they wanted to do this summer.

Here is Daphne’s interview ::

JEAN: How high can you count, Daphne?

DAPHNE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7….39, 30. 30!

JEAN: What’s your favorite part about preschool?

DAPHNE: That I can go outside.

JEAN: What do you like to do outside?

DAPHNE: Have lunch outside. And play. And ride bikes. And the climbing wall. And play with my friends. Like jungle princesses.

Daphne's Favorite Games

JEAN: What are your favorite games?

DAPHNE: Sleeping Queens

Spot It and fish Spot It [Spot It Junior Animals]

Go Fish

Tic Tac Toe

And making up stories at Emily’s. She has a make-up story game.

Daphnes Favorite Books

JEAN: What are your favorite books to read?

DAPHNE: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

All the Elephant and Piggie books

[Faves include:

We are in a Book!

Should I Share my Ice Cream?

I’m a Frog!

Can I Play Too?]

Daphnes Favorite Movies

JEAN: What are your favorite movies?

DAPHNE: Frozen

Shaun the Sheep

I like all of the movies except for the ones I didn’t watch.

JEAN: What would you like to do this summer?

DAPHNE: Go to the beach!

JEAN: What’s your favorite thing about your sister?

DAPHNE: That she does funny things! (giggles)

JEAN: What else?

DAPHNE: Nothing else.

JEAN: What’s your favorite thing about Daddy?

DAPHNE: That he shampoos me on the salon chair. [as in, he’s the salon chair]

JEAN: What’s your favorite thing about me?

DAPHNE: That you make things and let me watch movies and that I can wear what I want.

JEAN: What’s your favorite thing about yourself?

DAPHNE: I just like everything about me.

And that’s it folks. The end of the interview! Tomorrow, perhaps I will share Maia’s interview (pending her permission).

Do you interview your kids periodically? I love seeing how my children’s answers change over time. However, I’m feeling a little stuck for questions. I think my “what’s your favorite” questions are okay but almost as bad as yes or no questions. Any ideas for more thought-provoking questions for the next interview round?

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  1. katie says

    we interview for our holiday card insert but we have journals for my4 & 6 year old girls. here are a few ways I like to word things… “tell me about a time you… [felt excited, sad, confused, etc]”, “if you found [insert item] what would you do with it?” ask things about places they haven’t been for a while or have never been ex: what do people do at a circus? what do you do at a bakery? “if you met an alien, how would you explain [activity]” ….. more creative thinking/storytelling but still using their own ideas! ??? hope that gave you some starters!

  2. Chantal says

    Superduper idea! Thanks for the inspiration, every day!
    To interview my kids. Suggestions for questions (let their imagination run wild): what would you do-questions, to test their moral or ideas on things. E.g. If you were a queen for one day, what would you do? If you find it hard to (do something) how do you manage anyway? Say, your friend is in trouble, what would you do?

  3. says

    A couple of good open ended questions I thought of:
    – Do you have dreams when you are sleeping? What can you tell me about them?
    -If you could be any animal what would you be? and Why?
    And since she loves making up stories you could ask her questions about what comes next e.g.
    – A long time ago there was …
    -The lion was very tired because he had been looking for..
    But you asked some lovely questions. Great activity. Can’t wait till my children are little older to start this!

  4. says

    So sweet! What a precious photo at the top, too. Don’t you just love those Elephant + Piggie books? They make my kids laugh SO hard! (We love Shaun the Sheep, too!)
    Sarah M

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