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The Daily Family Conversation Starter

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I love an easy to follow and FUN conversation book! I read this in the car with a 10 year old and an 11 year old and they LOVED the questions. They LOVED the variety and the conversations that the questions started. When we arrived at our destination , the kids (and me too) were upset that our conversation with this book will need to end...for now! I've already recommended it to a colleague to use with her elementary age students who will be engaging in an enrichment writing activity -- these prompts are perfect to get their ideas flowing. I plan to purchase it to have on my dinner table and will gift to families in my social circle as well. The variety of depth in questions/prompts is top notch -- some are silly, some are deep ...and everything in between. Some require movement, all require creativity thinking. It's a winning book for sure and should be on everyone's dinner table....or in their car so that when grown ups and younger siblings are waiting for the older sibling's practice to end, there's something to keep us all entertained and connected!

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An absolutely delightful book to help get you out of your conversation rut. While this is aimed towards families I think it could easily be adapted to be used in classrooms and just in general for people looking to improve their conversation skills. I really deeply appreciated how neutral the prompts were while also being fun and dynamic, a family from any background would be able to pick this book up and find prompts that work for them.

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The Daily Family Conversation Starter was not exactly what I was expecting. It was better than expected. I love that not only is this written to take only 5 minutes of your time each day, the daily conversation starters are just that....great ways to start a deeper conversation and get to know the members of your family better AND in an entertaining way that is relevant for anyone of any age. I think this book could be used not only for families, but for any friend relationship. Or even to use while dating. (At least most of the questions would be great to use to get to know anyone...just change the word "family" to "friend" or whatever you like before answering).

One extra thing this book does is to help you set ground rules before starting to answer the questions. This is a sure way to help everyone understand what this is all about and to know what to expect while working through the book.

This would be a great gift to give anyone. I would highly recommend it.

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Thank you Harper celebrate and Netgalley for this ARC in exchange of an honest review.

It was a good book, one of a kind but I don't feel it will be useful for all families. Especially my family because we all talk a lot. Might work for those who do not really have time for each other, and these exercises might help them in bonding.

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Exactly what we needed as a family during dinner! Engaging, unique prompts that involve more than just older kids.

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Whether commuting together, sitting at the dinner table, or preparing for bedtime, The Daily Family Conversation Starter invites you to share, discover, and laugh together as you create family memories that last a lifetime.

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This books is full of varied discussion topics and activities--there are lots of different types and topics covered. It's probably not something you'll be pulling out just to fill a few spare minutes, though. For one, it's addressed to the children of the family, so they're really supposed to run the show. But the topics and activities are often more involved than simple discussion--you're drawing or acting things out or researching things, etc. It's almost always going to take a little bit of time and dedicated focus, rather than being something simple and quick you can chat about at the dinner table or while waiting at the doctor's office. That being said, I actually think a lot of the suggestions are worthwhile. So often books like this are filled with silly things no one really cares to spend time on, but I feel the quality of the suggestions here is higher. As long as you're prepared for this taking more time to execute, I think you'll be quite happy with it.

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If you’re stuck in a family rut of busy life, different day to days, and stagnant conversations. This would be beautiful to not only read from at family dinner but just when you’re sitting around relaxing after a long day. It’s important to make time and truly understand each other. Definitely give this a try!

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I'm so grateful for having been given the opportunity to read this.

It is so easy to get lost in a busy day to day life. As a parent, the most important thing is making sure your children are happy and healthy. This book is a great tool to take a step back from the busy stresses of day to day life and open up the opportunity for 5 minutes of quality time speaking with our little ones. This book is suitable for a range of ages, it has a great range of prompts/topics and games to connect with each other. I loved sharing this with my 9 year old son. This book is great for families but being in the education role I think it would be a great tool for classrooms too.

Thank you so much to Harper Celebrate & Net Galley for the ARC.
I cannot wait to get this in the paper back version!

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Love it! We've done a few of these as a family and my kids have loved it. We try to keep our mealtimes sacred for family connection and conversations and these are the perfect tool to help us do that well. Some of them are serious and lead to deep conversations. Some are silly and whimsical. A good mixture of both laughter, tears, and seriousness to engage the whole person!

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Seems like a disconnect. I couldn’t see using with my family. Seems like it’s not the best of the best in this category. Not origional idea.

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I received an adventure reader copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review via netgalley and the publishers.

The Daily Family Conversation Starter is such a useful book for any parent and family to have. Conversation doesn't always come naturally to people, including children, and this is a great book for everyone to access.
This is a helpful guide to make and have fun and memorable conversations with your children. There's different types of questions to help support you and your personality, from fun ones and silly games to more meaningful and imaginative ones. I would say you should be able to adapt most of these questions and ideas to fit the interests and ages of your children, too, once you get into using it.

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I absolutely LOVE this book! I have a 5-year-old, so some of this she isn't able to give super good answers on. We are using this at the dinner table to shake up our conversation. Sometimes my daughter gets stuck on what to tell us about school that day, so we add in a question or two from this book. It has been so fun. I would definitely recommend this one.

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We have a 4.5 year old and baby and this book is fantastic for the 4.5 year old. So many great ideas for activities, jumping off points, and conversation starters. It's a great tool for parents who are trying to build connection with their kids, especially around the dinner table. Depending on the kid I could see it working well for ages 3 and up.

Thank you Netgalley for the digital advanced reader copy. I'll be buying the print version when it comes out so we can do the activities and record our answers.

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This is such a practical book.
You can find ideas for starting conversations that include the whole family. No matter the age, no matter how busy you are.
The book offers a short guide for parents on how to connect with the children.
It would make a perfect gift for any occasion!

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An easy-to-use family time resource. This book gives you a year’s worth of prompts that engage you and your kids on all sorts of topics, games, creative prompts, and conversation starters to connect with one another and learn a little more about one another. I will be buying this. Makes a great teacher gift for classroom use!

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I absolutely adore this book! I'm a big believer in family dinners, and this is the perfect companion to those communal meals. While I personally love having solid conversations starters that can lead to something meaningful, my kids tend to prefer games like 20 Questions for more mindless dinner entertainment. "The Daily Conversation Starter" helped us meet in the middle, with an engaging mix of imaginative questions, artistic prompts, and silly games like tongue twisters that keep my kids happy, mixed in with some very purposeful reflections on family values and experiences. While I think the book would best fit families with elementary schoolers, most of the prompts are mature enough for even my teenagers to be willing to do. I was gifted an electronic copy of this book for an honest review, but I'll be pre-ordering our family a print copy to work through this year as well.

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This is a great resource for connecting as a family. It's easy to make conversation with our toddler but the examples given here have been great for my teenage stepson who we usually get grunts out of. I liked that the suggestions are so varied that they don't feel so structured.

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Pleasantly surprised by how dynamic this book is. I love it as a family guidebook for silly and serious conversations — basically a way to get communicating.

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I skimmed the book and there are some good ideas here. This is more of a coffee table/gift book or for a couple or family to consciously choose to have a guide to spend more time together. Personally, I like something more organic, like games, but it's well written and clear.

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