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Kids Nurture Curiosity

Kids Nurture Curiosity

Children's questions challenge parents' knowledge and patience. The best response parents can give to nurture their curiosity is, "Good question. Let's find out." If necessary tell them, "You can't do that, but you can do this!" If they want to know what happens when they turn the juice carton upside down, give them a jug or a glass of water and ask them to turn it upside down and explain it.

Take kids on nature walks and observe - as they stop to dig in the dirt, look at bugs, pick up leaves and hunt for "treasure." You can give space to children to explore their world, independently and find new creative ways.

Young children are very curious by nature. They always want to find out how things work. Parents should encourage this inherent inquisitiveness. Curiosity is related to academic achievement, children learn more, and better.

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According to a research, children who are encouraged to ask questions are more likely to succeed in life. Curiosity also develops creativity. Creativity is the natural by-product of "curiosity." Parents can raise curiosity in kids by paying attention to their questions. Generally, parents snub their children as they get fed up by their continuous and unending questioning and sometimes when they have no answers to their questions.

Children want to know about - what they see, hear, taste, smell and feel. From there, the questioning steadily evolves. Mostly they have fascinating questions like "Why?" "What?" "How?" And some unspoken questions that seems like misbehaviour to parents.