Children are curious by nature. It’s why they can stare at the mobile you put up on their cot for hours, why they crawl toward every object you place in front of them and why they put everything into their mouths. Infants and toddlers learn through their senses; the more curious they are, the better learners they’ll be in these important years.
Parents and teachers need to find ways to nurture their child’s curiosity in order to make them better learners and give them the foundation they need to excel in academics at a very young age.
Here are the best ways to nurture a child’s curiosity:
Encourage their Natural Interests
When you spend time with your child, you’ll begin to notice how they respond to different things. For example, some children love the idea of scribbling with crayons while others bounce along to music. Try and figure out your child’s natural interests and encourage them.
If they like drawing, get them a sketch pad and try drawing with them. If they enjoy music, play it!
Read to Them
Books are an excellent way to fuel your child’s imagination and curiosity. When children are exposed to books at a young age, they become better readers and quickly turn to books to find answers to many of the questions they have.
Let your child pick out their own books; it doesn’t matter whether they gravitate toward informative books or comic books, as long as they enjoy what they’re reading.
Introduce Them to New Activities
When adults confide themselves to their comfort zones, they’re missing out on chances to try something new. Just like adults need exposure to different activities to challenge themselves, kids also have to be introduced to various activities to learn something new.
Parents should challenge their kids with new activities that encourage problem-solving and critical thinking on a regular basis.
The Whole Child Development Center prioritizes problem-solving and critical thinking in our classrooms. We’ve developed curriculums that are centered around activities that fully engage our students. We present them with problems and encourage them to come up with solutions using their critical thinking skills. In our interactive classes our students learn to work collaboratively with one another and find answers to problems.
Instead of just feeding information from books, The Whole Child Development Center promotes self-learning and encourages kids to find their own answers.