Everyone is innately curious. Our curiosities drive our existence, to make sense of the world and to find joy in everyday life.
Exploring our curiosities is influenced by our mindsets, others perceptions of our capabilities, the freedom to move about as needed and the accessibility to materials needed for our explorations.
This is true for you and children.
Author of Cultivating Curiosity, Wendy Ostroff says, “We don’t need to teach our students to be curious - like George - they are already curious.” (pg. 2)
In the latest episode here on the blog, I dive into the aspect of the materials needed to explore our curiosities….intelligent materials.
When curiosity is sparked and children have the right kinds of materials and variables available to them...the learning is fluid and flourishing.
This opens up more opportunities for you to connect, observe and document how “young brains thrive on the exploration and experimentation that are manifested in curiosity (Cultivating Curiosity, pg. 17).
When you're done watching, feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts and reflections!
Listening to other's perspectives is a curiosity of mine!
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