Back in January and May. I talked about the book: Bringing out the genius in your child. by Ken Adams
The ideas are simple yet effective. We looked at one of the points this week.
“5 BRING OUT THE SCIENTIST IN THEM
Simple [tag]investigations[/tag] based on [tag]science[/tag] and [tag]nature[/tag] will stimulate a [tag]child[/tag] of three or four to think for themselves.”
Look at what we made at this [tag]conservation[/tag] center.
The kids participated in fun [tag]activities[/tag] and asked lots of questions.
I found my oldest digging in the [tag]garden[/tag] when we got home; with his sidekick looking on. He’d found the little shovel, rubber gloves and was happy to make room in the garden for his [tag]apple seeds[/tag]. He’d run back into the house for some newspaper to lean his knees on when I asked what he was doing.
Minus a few late blooming flowers now looking stranded on the grass; he was doing a great job. He loves his gardening after he started his Summer flowers at his cousin’s house.
I had to smile. I could see his thoughts were a combination of his preschool theme on Apples and this conservation center trip about plants and growing.
He was being a scientist.
******What ways have your children been curious this week?*********
They’ve been curious just through asking TONS of questions. Once I even asked my daughter why she was asking so many questions. She said, “Because I’m only 5 years old. I don’t know everything.” LOL!
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Questions…. we’re at the why stage over here so I understand. They say the most precious things don’t they? It’s always hard not to end with ‘….because I said so.’ after asking questions over and over again but I try not to and instead turn the question around on them. Not as often as I would like to though. I don’t remember at the time and get caught up in the question and answer exchange. Makes for interesting conversations though.
Thanks for stopping by Kailani drop by again 🙂
After a hair cut, my toddler son touched my head and he was staring at me like an alien…maybe he was wondering what happened to my daddy?
Abel- I hope he gave you a big thumbs up smile afterwards though 🙂