Playing “What Do You Wonder About?” (2-11-14)


Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:   To help your child get his questions answered.

PRACTICE:   Today, play “What Do You Wonder About” with your child.  You’ll need your computer and the resource books you gathered on February 8.

Here is how you play.

You each take turns asking a question about something you wonder about.

After each question the person who asks the question makes a guess about the answer and the other person agrees or disagrees.

Then, look up the answer together in one of your books or on your computer.

If the question is too complicated to easily find an answer, break it down into parts and try to find an answer to some part of the question.

Over time, keep looking for more information to add to the answer until the child is satisfied with the answer. Remember, young children like simple responses, so don’t dig more deeply than the child seems to need to be satisfied.

Today’s Decide and Practice daily parenting tip was inspired by our featured picture book, EMMA’S QUESTION.  Read the book to a child in your life each day as a reminder of what you are deciding and practicing that day.

Come back each day for another good parenting decision and how to practice it. (Each day’s activity will also be posted on the Daily Parenting Tips page for easy access.)

Read the whole story at Why Grandparents Are Important. 

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