Dear EC Parents,
On the third Tuesday of each month, we will be sending parenting tips from Dr. Alice, our school psychologist and EC bilingual counselor. This week focuses on stretching your child’s language, helping them add descriptive words and trying out different sentence structures. These conversations can happen in any language. Give it a try!
Practice language development. This week, ask open-ended questions and clarifying questions when chatting with your child. An open-ended question can only be answered with many words (instead of with one word). For example, “What did you do today?” is an open-ended question. “What fun thing happened today?” is an open-ended question. “Did you have fun today?” is a close-ended question. “What did you eat for lunch?” is a close-ended question. If your child gives a one-word answer, ask clarifying questions such as “What do you mean when you said…?” or “That sounds interesting! Tell me more.”