Children learn about the world by exploring what’s around them and by listening to adults’ descriptions of it.
When children are small, adults often encourage them to learn language by exploring the world through questions and answers i.e. ‘what’s monkey doing? Is he eating a banana?
Yes, he’s eating a banana!’. By modelling language in this way, we help our child to learn vocabulary (nouns, verbs, etc.) as well as teaching them how to understand, answer and ask questions (in terms of grammar and of the order of words).
Typically children learn to understand, answer and ask questions in the following order: