To find out what children are thinking, it is very important that we talk with them, and ask them questions. Asking the right kinds of questions can give you a lot of information about how children are processing ideas, and how to encourage them to think more deeply and carefully about whatever you are discussing with them.

Here is an examples of questions that adults might ask children to prompt their thinking about the story  The Three Billy Goats Gruff.


Use the following PDF chart to guide you in developing thoughtful questions to support a child’s thinking processes.

Supporting Thinking Processes​