- Explain to your child why we do things (e.g., why we eat, why we do chores, why we wear a jacket).
- Give reasons why your child needs to do things (e.g., “You need to put your coat on because it is cold outside, and your coat will keep you warm”).
- When your child begins to ask “Why” questions, respond to them by using short simple sentences.
- Ask your child “why” questions after reading a book or following an activity. If your child does not respond, give choices (e.g., “Why do you wear a jacket? Is it because it’s cold or because it’s hot?”).