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  1. We ask a lot of questions as children. Not just starting with “Why”. Around the age of two, the child begins to ask questions. First, “Who is it?”, ” What is it?”, then ” What is it?””Whose?”, “Where” and finally, closer to three years, – everyone's favorite “Why” and “Why”.
    The simplest answer to the question of why children ask questions is that they get to know the world. The question is the main way of cognition. Children live in a world that is still completely unknown and incomprehensible to them, everything surprises them. So they keep asking.

    In addition, children ask questions because adults ask them. And adults don't ask questions that the child can answer. As soon as the child learns the first words – names (“mom”, “dad”, “cat”, etc.), adults begin to ask “Who is this?”. As soon as a child starts naming colors or sizes, they are regularly asked the question ” What is it?”. When the child's speech becomes expanded, parents begin to ask “Why?” (“Why don't you want to go for a walk?”, ” Why are you acting like this today?”, etc.)
    Most of all, children want to be like adults, so they also start asking the same questions.

    All this is superimposed on the development of speech and thinking. The child begins to understand that a question is followed by an answer, that everything has a reason and an explanation. This surprises the child and makes him check the “system” again and again.
    At about the same time (from the age of three to five), the child begins to understand and comprehend the world not only within the framework of the situation in which he finds himself (playing, communicating with a parent), but also outside of it. He begins to understand that there is a big world around him, a lot of different people. And the source of information about all this is the parent (or other close adult). This is how extra-situational and cognitive communication appears and manifests itself.

    It is known that children do not just ask the question “why”, but repeat it again and again, often harassing everyone around them with this question. In addition to simple insatiable curiosity, there are other reasons behind this.
    If the adult doesn't answer or says “not about that”, the child will repeat the question again and again to get an answer. Even after getting a good full answer, the child may ask the question again. First, sometimes it needs to make sure that nothing has changed, that the response remains constant. In addition, each time the child understands the answer more deeply and fully (We ourselves reread the same books for this purpose).�
    And the question “Why” is a great way to capture the attention of a parent, evoke vivid emotions (perhaps even negative ones) and generally communicate with a constantly busy adult.

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