2. Ask Questions and Wait

Adults use two major types of questions with children: open-ended questions and close-ended questions. Close-ended questions are those questions that require a yes or no answer or pointing response.

Open-ended questions require that the child actually produce a word or utterance. For example, "What do you see?" versus "Do you see the cat?"

In this segment, you see how asking questions helps your child expand their language usage.

On the next page, you'll see the third thing a parent can do: Respond by adding a little more.