Why dо tоddlеrs аsk thе sаmе quеstiоn rеpеtitivеly?

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  1. Terry

    Terry Member

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    Why dо tоddlеrs аsk thе sаmе quеstiоn rеpеtitivеly?
    Whеn оur tоddlеr sееs sоmеthing -- оur TV, fоr instаnсе -- hе аsks thе sаmе prеdiсtаblе sеriеs оf quеstiоns. Is this а lеаrning mесhаnism оf sоmе kind?:)
     
  2. Nocturnal Writer

    Nocturnal Writer Active Member

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    When a person keeps on asking a question, he starts learning. He wants to know or explore the unknown to equip himself of that knowledge. The child or kids in particular by nature they are inquisitive. They are curious and they are desire to delve the mystery of knowledge. That is the beginning of the development of their intelligence.
     
  3. firstcry

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    A toddler is going through a phase of learning process and it is quite natural to ask same questions time and again till he gets a satisfactory answer. Some kids asks a series of question on the same topic and it goes on like that. I think it shows that the kid is trying to learn new things and he is quite intelligent and creative.

    Sometimes he may ask question which looks weird to us. But kids are too innocent and frank in their dealings. If we ignore them they may feel neglected and stop asking questions. This is not the right way to deal kids so try to clear their doubts in the best possible way.

    When kid asks a question you should actually encourage it and inspire him to ask more. You can tell him that it is a good question and what he thinks about this. Here you are trying to develop his imaginative skills.
     
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  4. TheKnight

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    What we think is obvious and easy, to them is difficult to understand. Toddlers also think that we know everything there is about life so they're always fascinated about what we have to say about a certain matter. When I tell my little sister, niece or cousins that I don't know about a subject, they truly don't believe it and think I just don't want to tell them.
     
  5. tyche

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    Maybe they just want to absorb the answer to the point that they will be able to memorize it? You know that children have a short memory span, and they are very scatter brained and curious. I wasn't like that though when I was a kid.
     
  6. Alexandoy

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    I think I had already posted in another thread that the toddler ages is the stage where the child is learning to gather information. The toddler is using his memory like a bank that he wanted to fill with information. And each information is not just saved but also verified hence the toddler keeps on asking the same question. But there are toddlers who have the ability to learn faster and they are also inquisitive but not repetitive in asking the same questions.
     
  7. kokimboka

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    My son at age 2-3 kept on asking the same question even after giving him an answer to it. Sometimes I think they are trying to test our intelligence and see if we are going to stick to what we have said. Its very good to be careful on the answer you give your child, If you lie, at that early stage they can also pick a habit of lying since that is what they have learned from the best teacher.
     
  8. Jasmin Cottontail

    Jasmin Cottontail Active Member

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    As a child, I used to asked a lot of questions as well. As I can remember, the reason why I asked a lot of things is simply because I don't know the answer, or I'm just being curious about it that I want to learn more and explore more about it. Even if I asked a lot, and at times I'm being repetitive, my parents never got tired of answering my questions. I guess toddlers asked questions simply because they want to know the answer as they are innocent and would like to learn :)
     
  9. tony

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    You partially answered the question, it's a learning process and again know that the toddler is still getting used to different words. They sometimes may want to ask a different question from what they asked before in a film but lack the words, in that case you may see them kind of repeating same question all over.
     
  10. Holmes22

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    I suppose it is something that they just do because they forget things, although I do know for a fact that my boys would just do it sometimes to mess with me, and they would tell me so.
     
  11. kamai

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    My toddler asks the same questions constantly and I feel proud that she is trying to learn new things every day. For a toddler asking the same questions is a way of helping them memorise what they are trying to learn. Same goes when they are trying to have a conversation with you, they tend to repeat the same story or something similar, this is one way they demostrate to us what they have learned.
     
  12. workingbuck

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    Maybe they are so curious about something that's why they always repeat asking the same question. It helps them learn, I remember my grandmother telling me that I always asked her why the sky is blue and she would always change the subject.
     

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