"Where did Navy Pier come from?" "Why do we have to wear seat belts?"
Do you know a child who is full of questions? Young children are naturally curious. They believe parents, caregivers, and teachers know a lot about the world. Asking questions and listening to answers are vital to their learning. The way you respond can affect what and how a child learns.
It's important to let children do most of the thinking, even if they pursue "wrong" answers. You can guide them to helpful resources, and they can eventually find out what they want to know. Meanwhile, they are learning important research skills.March 2010
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