Answering “Why Questions”
to your child why we do things (e.g., why we eat, why we do chores, why we wear
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”).
your child begins to ask “Why” questions, respond to them by using short simple
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?”).