Asking Questions, Birth to Five

Learn strategies for using questions to extend conversations with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

Supporting Materials

Tips for Teachers: Ways to Ask Young Infants Questions [PDF, 110KB]

Tips for Teachers: Ways to Ask Older Infants and Toddlers Questions [PDF, 113KB]

Tips for Teachers: Ways to Ask Preschool Children Questions [PDF, 109KB]

Tools for Teachers [PDF, 106KB]

Tools for Supervisors [PDF, 113KB]

Helpful Resources: Infants and Toddlers [PDF, 116KB]

Helpful Resources: Preschool [PDF, 118KB]

Materials for Trainers

Presentation [PPTX, 132MB]

Optional Slide [PPTX, 966KB]

Presenter Notes [PDF, 1.8MB]

Learning Activity: Learning Through Meaningful Questions [PDF, 112KB]

Learning Activity: Planning Questions that Extend Conversation—Infants and Toddlers [PDF, 107KB]

Learning Activity: Planning Questions that Extend Conversation—Preschoolers [PDF, 107KB]

Learning Activity: Developing an Action Plan [PDF, 108KB]

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