We try to encourage curiosity and language by asking open-ended questions (as opposed to yes/no answers). This allows children to be free, to think for themselves, and to surprise adults with their brilliance!
Here are some examples:-
– “I wonder….” (ANYTHING! I wonder is the best start to open ended questions)
-“Tell me about….”
– “I wonder what would happen if…”
– “Why do you think…..happened”
– “Describe what you are seeing here…” (and adult can input/add/model extra vocabulary words here)
– “What did you notice…”