Playing “What Do You Wonder About?” (4-11-15)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:        To help your child ask questions and find his own answers.

PRACTICE:   Today, play “What Do You Wonder About?” Pick a state or country to learn about. Ask your child, “What Do You Wonder about Alaska (or any other state or country he might be interested in)?”

You’ll need your computer or some books to find answers to his questions. Here is how you play.

You each take turns asking a question. 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 your child is satisfied with the answer. Remember, young children like simple responses, so don’t dig more deeply than your child seems to need to.

Tomorrow’s Preview:  Hang on to those books and Internet sites.

Today’s Parenting Tip was inspired by our featured picture book, MY GRANDMA LIVES IN FORIDA.  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 Grandparent Greatness.



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