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Fair Questions

“Are the blocks in the box?” Why would I ask a 2-year-old a question when I already know the answer? Because I want to find out if the child has the vocabulary for what she sees. It’s a way of testing a child’s vocabulary. But it is no fair asking a child a question if I know she doesn’t know the answer. It is important to teach her the difficult-to-understand words every chance I get. Words like in, out, under, around, after, before are good words to say literally thousands of times with a child. Fairness means telling her the answer before I ask her for the answer.

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