Tips & Tricks

How to Raise an Inquisitive Child

Around the age of two, children get to the stage where they begin to ask a lot of questions. They begin to question what they see and why things are the way that they are. It’s a trait that you want to nurture as curiosity breeds learning and growth. For ideas on how to boost your child’s curiosity, take a look at the tips below from a junior school.

1 Always Be Honest

If you don’t happen to have the answers, it’s okay. Your child won’t respect you any less for not knowing who built the 7th wonder of the world. What you don’t want to do is lie as it creates distrust and confusion later on when they come across the truth.

2 Find The Truth Together

Following on from the previous point, it provides the perfect opportunity for you to work things out together. You will have something that you can bond through together and push their thinking skills by encouraging them to consider new perspectives.

3 Ask Them Questions

If there aren’t enough, you can direct new questions at your child. This will teach them to think in a similar way – critically and practically.

4 See The Sights

Another thing that you can do is stimulate their senses. Introduce them to new things like historical sights, ruins, and the beauties of the natural world. This will give them a whole load of new questions to explore and get to the bottom of. 

5 Don’t Discourage Your Child

While they may start to get annoying or tedious to respond to after a while, it’s important to never discourage your child’s curiosity by shutting them down or disregarding them and their ideas.

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Rachael is a 31 year old mum to 10 year old Luke and 5 year old Oscar. She lives in England and writes about family life, crafts, recipes, parenting wins(and fails), as well as travel, days out, fashion and living the frugal lifestyle.

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