Capitalizing on Curiousity

“Which word says camel?”
“What sound do you hear?”
“C . . . C – that’s a c!”
“Then, which word is it?”


When our toddler asks a question, we try to capitalize on the learning opportunity by helping him work through the question. Now obviously we can’t do this for every question and we didn’t start by talking about letter sounds. So how do you capitalize on curiosities? You ask questions! Here are a few questions to get your brain started:

1. What do you think the answer is?
2. What word is the 2nd word?
3. Do you see something that starts with a c?
4. It is the purple one. Can you find it?
5. Can you count to find your answer?

What questions do you ask to help your child find his or her own answers?