What are some good tips to get a five year old to have a full focused conversation?
Conversate about something that the child finds REALLY interesting, even if it's as simple as what Elmo talked about on Sesame Steet that morning, then take it from there onto other subjects. Kids have one track minds. Their thought process isn't so clouded over by worries, and other every day nuisances like our own. Kids are also very visually stimulated. That's why "Show and tell" or "Story time" can be so exiting for them. A great way to entice anybody into conversation is simply to ask them to talk about themselves also. Not many people can restrain from carrying on about their favorite topic right? :-)
That's a very young child. It depends on how "full" you expect the conversation to be. Instead of focusing on your expectations for the conversation, I would focus on wherever the child is at that moment and what they are capable of doing in terms of interaction and go from there. Sometimes kids focus better when they are doing something physical. So you might try conversing while taking a walk together or while working on some type of hands-on project together.
Why on earth would you want a five year old to have a full focused conversation, allow them their butterfly minds they soon grow out of childhood and converse in a more focused manner.
Find something they are interested in. Kids can talk for 5 to 10 minutes or more if it is something they are interested in.
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