They are always trying to find out more.
Most preschoolers do this often. They ask a constant stream of questions. While this can get tiring, try to stay positive with your child. A simple answer will satisfy her most of the time.
Here are some other activities you can do with your child to encourage her to ask the kinds of effective questions that lead to learning:
• Choose a category. For example, say, “Birds fly. Can you tell me something else that flies?” Or, “Which animal says Moo?” If your child can answer, “the cow,” keep going. “Great, now what does the pig say?” Let your child ask you a question, too.
• Look for books that contain questions like Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss. Encourage your child to repeat the questions and answers with you. “Could you, would you, with a fox? I could not, would not with a fox!” Point out that each time the character asks a question, he learns something new.
• Play guessing games like “I spy.” Ask your child to think of an object in the room, one you can both see. Tell her you will have to guess what it is. Do so by asking questions. “Is it blue? Is it on the floor? Can we eat it?” Once you feel your child completely understands this game, reverse roles. You think of something, and have her ask the questions to guess what it is.
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