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June 26, 2022

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What Are Your Kids’ Favorite Things?

Asking you kids what their preferences are is a big deal to them because they want you to know!

Looking for a way to get your kids into more meaningful conversations? Or just to get them to talk at all?  Believe it or not, there’s one question that will help you with a variety of relational challenges that arise as your kids grow up and it’s asking, “What’s your favorite …?”

     If you have ever asked a child what their favorite is, you have seen how that simple question sparks intense interest. Kids love to talk favorites — favorite color, favorite food, favorite activity. And when they discover how a favorite of yours matches a favorite of theirs? Instant connection! 

    But favorites don’t just work with kids. Think about the last time you met another fan of your team or someone who loved the same author you do. You probably hit it off with them right away. Tap into the power of favorites for building bonds within your family or for strengthening ties with friends. The topics about which you can talk favorites are nearly limitless.

ASK YOUR KIDS:

“What’s Your Favorite?”

Animal

Pet

Song

Musician

Type of music

Quiet activity

Loud activity

Recess activity

Season

Month

Holiday

Vacation

Alone time activity

Gift you ever got

Sport

Sports team

Athlete

Meal of the day

Breakfast food

Dinner food

Dessert

Flavor of ice cream

Candy

Book

Author

Vehicle

Means of transportation

Place to visit

Museum

Movie

Actor

Character in a movie or book

Thing to do with a friend

Color

Time of day

Way to fall asleep

Way to wake up

Game

Carnival attraction

Musical instrument

Person to visit

Summer food

Fall food

Winter food

Spring food

Flower or plant

Toy

Playground equipment

Teacher

Number

Letter

Cold weather activity

Warm weather activity

Way to spend a lazy day

Restaurant

 

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