“There Is No Such Thing As A Stupid Question”
- Ask your child questions frequently throughout the day (e.g., “What do you want?”; “What are you doing?”; “Where are you going?”).
- Expand on your phrase (e.g., When your child says “cat go?” you say, “Where did the cat go?”).
- Put your child’s favorite things into a grab bag. Shake it up. Ask questions about the game, and invite him to respond.
- Present your child with only a few of the items used to complete a task. Turn your palms up and shrug your shoulders. Wait for him to respond.
- Look through picture books and take turns pointing to each picture saying, “What’s that?”
- Start an activity without using words to see if it will prompt your child to ask a question.
- Have your child repeat questions that you model.
- Create opportunities throughout the day that will encourage your child to ask questions.