Research tells us that many children with language learning difficulties
struggle to ask questions the right way. So, too, do many children who are
learning English as a second (or third or fourth) language.
Instead of asking “Can I have a strawberry?” or “Can I go to the park?” these
children might say, “I can have a strawberry?” or “Go to the park can?”.
This No Prep “Can I?” Pack is designed to help children to ask their “Can”
questions the right way. You can use the same pack to practice “May I” with
children with more developed language. Simply substitute “May” for “Can”.
If you have more time, you can read our article about the research on common
grammatical issues for children with language learning issues: Speaking for themselves: why I choose ambitious goals to help young children put words together