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Your joy knows no bounds when your toddler learns to converse with you. When he starts answering your questions, this is half the battle won. But, answering questions is just not enough. You also need to make sure that your tot asks questions correctly.
When Do Children Start Asking Questions – Gauging the Right Age
Child experts believe that most toddlers start asking simple questions like “What is that” by the time they are 18-months-old. However, the question might not be correctly framed. The child may just ask “That?”Questions like “what”, “where” and “who” emerge by the time the toddler is 32-months-old. Questions like “how”, “when” and “why” are a tad more complex and the tot would more likely ask these only by the time he turns 3-years-old.
1. How Many Questions does a Child ask in a Day
Your toddler has a curious mind and so there is no limit to the number of questions that he may ask you in a day. Sometimes, the questions may be repeated too. However, studies have revealed that on an average a toddler can ask about 100 to 300 questions in a day.
2. Toddlers Asking Questions- Framing It Right
You would find that initially your toddler may not frame questions right. He may just say “water” when he is asking for water or “daddy” when he wants to know about his father. This is quite normal. However, it’s important that you put in some effort to help him frame the questions the right way. You can do these by putting questions of your own like asking “where is daddy” or “what is that”, and questions during play time like “where is your doll?”
3. Why Toddlers Keep Repeating Questions
Parents often complain about having to repeat the answer umpteen times a day. However, don’t let this get to you. Your toddler repeats a question because his memory is still developing and he doesn’t remember the answer for long. Experts believe that sometimes toddlers repeat questions just because they need to connect with their parents but don’t know how to.
4. Questions Children Ask and How to Answer them
The questions put up by toddlers are generally very mundane. They inquire about the things they see around them. They may also ask about their father or siblings. Sometimes, they may also put questions to express their bodily needs like when they are hungry or thirsty. All you need to do is be forthcoming with the answers and be patient if the child doesn’t follow them immediately.
5. Why Do Children Ask So Many Questions
Your toddler is busy exploring his surroundings and is curious about the different things that he sees around him. Most of his questions arise from the need to fulfill his curiosity. He may ask questions to grab your attention. Since you put a lot of questions to your toddler, he will also mimic you.