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Telling Experiences

“And Then What Happened?”

  • Talk to your child about day to day experiences.  Respond enthusiastically to anything that he might have to say.
  • Ask probing questions about your child’s experience (e.g., “What did you do at the park?”; “Who did you go to the park with?”).
  • Ask your child open-ended, general questions (e.g., “Where did we go today?”).
  • Then ask more specific questions to help your child recall more of the experience (e.g., “What did you like better, the swing or the slide?”).  If he does not spontaneously express the experiences, give choices (e.g., “Did you play ball at the park?” or “Did you go on the swings at the park?”).