(Feel free to comment or add your own at the end!)
Open ended questions are the type that encourage deeper thinking from your kids. They are the ones that don’t have a correct answer and can’t be answered yes or no.
“What the hell are you doing!?” is not an open ended question. Neither is, “What is the airspeed of an unladened European swallow?”
Coming up with open ended questions can be tough. I always loved it when I did but was frustrated that I couldn’t pull them out of my pocket.
There are different types of open ended questions. But as a rule they fit into these categories:
Solving a problem
Here are practical examples for you to use.
Give some of these a try and see how they work. And if you have more to add, please don’t be shy and leave a comment.