For most children, reading is a critical and early part of their development. Young children need the memory-forming and security-building that come with repeated reading, stories, puzzles, and games – all of which aid the growth of early reading skills. This can be done by asking questions. When young children learn to read, answering questions helps them learn to interpret what has been read and make meaningful meaning out of what was read.

Some people do not think that asking questions is part of child development. One of the best ways to encourage the child to ask questions is to give them the option to ask a question. If a child asks a question, they demonstrate to the examiner that they are interested in what they have learned. This allows them to explore what has been read rather than repeat it.