Message in a Backpack ™ Spark Creative Thinking with Open-Ended Questions
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It’s easy to fall into a routine of asking your child simple questions. Many yes, no, or other one-word response questions are necessary—but to help your child learn and develop, open-ended questions are better.
Questions that ask children to share their ideas and feelings are much more engaging. They stimulate curiosity, inspire creativity, develop language skills, and build vocabulary.
Here are some prompts to help you build open-ended questions into your routine.
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