Responding to Yes/No Questions (using words or gestures)
“Don’t Make Me Guess, Is It No Or Yes?”
During your child’s play activities and daily
routines, give him many opportunities to make choices.
Ask your child questions that require a “yes/no” response. Begin with “yes/no” questions that you know he knows the answer to. Repeat (and answer) the question if necessary. Use verbal praise with each appropriate response.
silly questions where the answer is obvious (e.g., Show your child a picture of
a ball and say, “Is this a dog?” If he doesn’t respond, you provide the
your response by exaggerating your voice and by making playful facial
expressions. Move your child’s head to nod “yes” or shake “no.”
your child with a model and appropriate response. Point to the object or person
used in the question asked.