Step 2: Help your child talk through his or her plan. Ask open-ended questions to get children to think about what they want to create and how to create it. Repeat back to the child what you hear him or her saying, and elaborate when necessary. Here are a few questions to ask:
- What do you think you want to make?
- What is your plan?
- What do you think you want to do first?
- What else might you need?
Pro Tip: Talking is a powerful way to help children extend their thinking. Note in the video how Lee models helping a child talk through his or her plan.