I saw this article from io9 by Katharine Trendacosta that I really liked and now sharing with you guys. If you don't have time to read it, here is my summary. You still have to read the article for specifics:
- You can start training children to have a conversation by asking the right questions and by responding "properly".
- Try to ask open ended questions.
- There are good and bad ways to ask open ended questions to children.
- Children will actually respond to non-sensible/silly questions (e.g. "where do circles live?").
- Children don't have a good grasp of time, try to avoid asking those.
If you have kid(s), how do you encourage him/her to have a conversation? Are you doing what the article suggests?