Twenty Questions is designed to improve your little one’s problem solving skills and develop language skills simultaneously. This game will also help to build your child’s memory and recall, challenging them to think beyond what they can see in their immediate surroundings.
This game is quite common in school classrooms as a time filler as it is used to encourage creative analytical thinking. However, there is no reason not to start it at a younger age. For this game you need to begin by thinking of an object (something), a person (someone) or a place (somewhere). You would then tell your little one which of these three categories the item falls into. By asking you only 20 questions they need to try to work out what the item is that you are thinking of. For Example: Adult: I am thinking of something we use everyday. Child: Is it in this house. Adult: Yes. Child: Is it in this room? Adult: No it is in another room. Child: Is it in the bathroom? Adult: Yes. Child: Is it the bath tub? Adult: No - but you are very close. Child: Is it the bathroom sink? Adult: Yes - Well done - Let's try another one. As your little one gets better at this game they could eventually be the one thinking of the person, place or thing. If your child has trouble sticking to their original item as the questions continue you may want to collect a number of pictures of people, places and things and utilise these.