I asked my three year old son what he had done that day while we were driving home last night. He said “I went to the dinosaur museum with mommy.”
It was kind of silly to ask, but since he is three, I said “what did you see there?”
He said “really really big dinosaurs.”
I asked “where they nice or mean?”
He said “they were really really really scary daddy.”
For a three year old it was cute and effective to tell me about the dinosaurs, but for those trying to entertain readers or make a few bucks writing you have to learn how to show. You can learn more about show verses tell from our writing lessons.