Open Ended Questions and Statements vs. Yes/No Questions 

Sunday, July 31, 2011 12:24:17 PM

July 2011: Do you want your child to tell you more than yes and no. Use open ended questions and statements rather than yes/no questions to facilitate expressive language. For example, you can say, “Tell me about camp today” rather than “Did you have fun at camp today?” This allows your child to formulate and express his thoughts and provides you an opportunity to expand on what he says.