Comment instead of question

Sometimes, we parents feel we are helping children learn by asking them lots of questions. In some cases, that’s true –when checking homework, for example. Other times, constant questions can have the opposite effect. Commenting often works better than asking. Instead of: “what colour is the car?”or, “how many people do you see?” try: “that’s a lovely red car, there are 4 people in it”. Children will learn a lot more this way!