Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a little kid again?
I love the way young kids think about things. They wonder about everything!
won-der: (verb) to think or speculate curiously; to be filled with admiration, amazement, or awe; to doubt. (Source: Dictionary.com)
“I wonder if cats can climb up walls”
“I wonder what it would be like if the air was blue like the sky”
“I wonder what the hottest food in the world is”
They come up with these thoughts and ask the hardest questions! I have begun thinking about kids’ questions and I have realized that we need to take advantage of these “Wonder Years” to spark their interest in learning.
What do your kids wonder about?
Find out, and then see what you can do to satisfy their curiosity! A trip to the library is probably in order.
Kids can be wow’ed by things that we adults aren’t sparked by. Oh to have that amazement factor! What I could do with THAT if we could bottle it and sell it to homeschool moms. 🙂 We would no longer hear “But this is borrrrrinnnggggg”. Okay, I admit I’m very tongue in cheek here, but wouldn’t that be great?
We need to find that WOW factor—that wonder and awe—and use it when ever possible.
What about a Wonder Week? Have your kids write down some things that they wonder about, and agree to follow up on one or two questions each day. Have an Internet scavenger hunt, or take a trip to the library, and just explore whatever it is that your kids wonder.
Because really, don’t you just wonder how to better connect sometimes? Let them lead once in a while.
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