“If you never did
These things are fun.
And fun is good.”
– One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Dr. Seuss
Children are naturally curious, like sponges soaking up the world around them. Encouraging that curiosity, can admittedly take patience. But, it’s worth your investment! Being allowed to play and explore their environment is crucial to a child’s development and well-being. “Curious children are more likely to learn and retain information, and stay involved and do better in school.” (Mayo Clinic https://www.mayoclinichealthsystem.org/hometown-health/speaking-of-health/8-tips-to-develop-childrens-curiosity)
6 Ways to Encourage Curiosity In Your Children…
1. Explore (travel, camp, museums, art show, etc..)
2. Create Experiences Together (hike, bake, playground, build a birdhouse) Try our DIY activities!
3. Wonder Aloud (share your own curiosities)
4. Encourage Interest (find opportunities for them to do/explore things they’re interested in; Like dinosaurs? go to library and read about them together, draw pictures of them, etc..)
5. Ask For Their Thoughts/Opinions (and when they have a question for you, ask for their thoughts on it first!)
6. Unstructured Play! (room for discovery builds confidence)
BONUS: Read a book aloud together!
“Think left and think right and think low and think high.
Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!”
– Oh, The Thinks You Can Think! Dr. Seuss