Yes and No Statements
Communication using yes and no statements are important when it comes to factual information. Your child needs to understand and communicate yes and no effectively. In order for your child to know how to say yes and no when it comes to facts, s/he needs to practice what yes and no means.
This yes/no concept book support your child in learning what yes and no means in the context of answering the question: Do you see the cat? There are five pages to the book. Some pages are blank intentionally! A resource page about the book and how to use it is included.
The yes/no concept book is a clear and simple. Your child effectively communicates yes and no when it comes to preferences. But, it’s as important to know yes and no statements when it comes to facts. The intention and function is to establish yes and no by practicing how to identify it using a picture of a cat.
1. Start with cat picture at the end of the book (one is included without any words and yes/no signs).
2. Hold it up, point to it, and say, “This is a cat. Yes!”* (You can tweak how you want to say it, but keep it clear and simple.)
3. Then hold up a blank sheet of (white) paper and say, “Uh oh. No cat.”* (Again, tweak how you want to say it to reflect your way, just keep it clear and simple.) *Repeat 2 more times
4. Start the book and go through it by asking the question then touching yes or no. (Do not have your child touch yes or no at first. You are showing your child how the book works, how the yes/no buttons work, and what you want your child to do.)