Avoid yes-and-no questions. When your little one steps off the bus, the first question that wants to escape your lips is, "How was your day?" Ask this and you'll probably just get, "Good." As parents, we're dying to hear about their friends, what they learned and what they liked best. A good trick to find out how your child's day at school is to ask open-ended questions such as, "Who did you play with today?" or "What was your favorite activity?" Talking regularly will not only help you get a glimpse into his day, but will help him learn and understand ways to express himself.