Our children are full of questions.

We are inundated and overwhelmed by their relentless need to know things.

A simple change in perspective can show us how asking good questions can lead to independence, learning, and intrinsic motivation.

First, reading has a few components. Reading can be broken up into vocabulary, phonics, fluency, and comprehension.

Children also learn by asking questions.

They need to make sense of the world around them – so they ask.


Metacognition involves something that most people do all day: think about thinking.

Talk about working overtime – the brain never shuts off. Like a soldier, it’s always on guard, guiding us, protecting us, and leading us.


The Right Kind of Question

The outcome of questions is language. Therefore, questions should foster talking and thinking – ideally, in both parties.

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