Asking the Right Questions in the Right Way Helps Your Child’s Development

Take advantage of books with beautiful illustrations and ask questions that let your child reply with longer sentences.  Instead of asking “What’s this?” “What color is it?” “Is this a dog or a cat?”, ask things like: “Tell me what’s happening in this picture” or “What are some of the things that this boy could be thinking right now?”  These prompts help develop imagination, fluency and attention to detail.