How Can I Encorage My Kids To Be Curious About The World Around Them?
March 25, 2011 12:16 PM Subscribe
How Can I Encorage My Kids To Be Curious About The World Around Them? It seems like mefites are, in general, interested in learning new things, curious about the world, open to new ideas and that's how I'd like my kids to be. At the very least, I'd like them to be curious about everything from flowers to airplanes and whatever else they might encounter. How can I encourage them? Just encourage questions? Force them to read Wikipedia?
posted by Blake to Education (42 answers total) 54 users marked this as a favorite
And really I'm not thinking this in some wonderful, idealistic view of the world full of rainbows and people holding hands. I believe my influence as a parent is rather limited with most things, but I think I might be able to encourage the type of behavior that I'm thinking of here. I just want them to look around and understand what they're looking at. "Hey that's an Airbus 380" "Hey that's a 2003 Chevy Tahoe" "Hey that's a very rare wild flower called (some damn rare flower). They're young, all under 5.