The word Curiosity is commonly used in our profession. As an Early Childhood Educator, you know that children are innately curious and is what drives them in their play each day.
The overuse of this word can start to feel like a buzzword that is just thrown out there leading to it getting lost in translation or diminishing the essence of what it brings to children.
You might be asking...
What exactly is Curiosity?
Why do we need it so much in our settings?
What does it look like?
For you too curate a learning environment that works with you, curiosity is an essential element to create opportunities for deep engaged learning by the children.
Which is what I know you’re committed to and continue to work towards each day in your practice.
In this latest episode, I dive into what all the buzz is about this word and bring it back to our WHY.
I share my personal insight about how curiosity helped me love my role and find more calm in the everyday hustle. I hope you’ll be inspired too.
You’ll also hear 3 reasons as to why curiosity supports children’s development and these will support you in advocating for play with parents and fellow educators.
Once you’re done, be sure to leave a comment below and let me know what you think about it!
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I am an Early Childhood Consultant and very passionate about supporting and inspiring my fellow Educators. I will share my reflections and experiences about implementing my philosophy, views, and ideas into my practice.