Help Me But Don't Tell Me means you'll provide clues to give your child the opportunity to think and use their reasoning to grow their listening and language skills.
Sometimes the best way to learn is by doing. Instead of telling them all the answers, give them clues to help them think and problem solve to discover the answer on their own.
For this strategy you could provide different kinds of clues or information like:
- Label the category
- Provide a rhyming word
- Suggest an opposite
- Use a describing word
The goal is to promote your child's listening and thinking skills to help them connect pieces of information they know, which expands and enhances their knowledge of language.