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Curiosity

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Curiosity

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It's fantastic when your child is curious and asks you all those questions! You can let your child know that you don't know everything.

If you don't have an answer you can think together with your child "Who would know that?" or "Where can we look that up?". This will show them how to discover answers for themselves.

Show them how to find out the answer by looking it up in a book or looking it up online. Your local library is another great place to look for answers - get the help of a librarian to find what you need.

Curiosity is what drives discovery in science, so encourage your child to ask questions about the world around them. For science and engineering questions, like "How do lifts work?" or "How come we can eat raw fish and not raw chicken?", you can look at this website Primary Science. Molly will answer a lot of those questions.

  • Why am I doing this?

    Talking and listening helps your child build their language and thinking skills – this is a great foundation for them to learn more. Asking questions, finding out answers and looking up words together will help build your child’s vocabulary and knowledge of the world around them. 

  • How can I do more?

    Encourage your child to give their opinions and to ask questions about things they see around them. Help your child to make decisions by discussing their ideas. Check if your child understands different things they hear. Encourage your child to teach you new words and phrases they have learnt.

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