Ask Silly Questions to Encourage Your Child’s Imagination

Parenting September 14, 2009 Print Friendly and PDF

Parenting Tips for Your 35-36 Month Old Toddler

How to Play

  • Ask your child to imagine what would happen if something silly occurred, such as what would happen if I put on my glasses upside down, or candy bars grew on trees, or people walked on their hands instead of their feet?
  • Let your child make up some silly questions for you, too. Have fun guessing and acting out these silly questions. You might be pleased and surprised with your child’s imagination.

Learn more about Your Toddler: 35-36 Months from Just In Time Parenting. You can also go to our Resource Links for additional information on child care and development.

Note to Parents: When reading this newsletter, remember: Every baby is different. Children may do things earlier or later than described here. This newsletter gives equal space and time to both sexes. If he or she is used, we are talking about all babies.
References: These materials were adapted by authors from Extension Just in Time Parenting Newsletters in California, Delaware, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Tennessee, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, and Wisconsin.


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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.