How to help Nurture Your Child’s Curiosity

The best way to develop your child’s love for learning is to nurture their curiosity. Children’s natural curiosity must be patiently entertained by parents to steer their minds in the right direction. The least thing a parent should do is to ignore their eager questions and instead encourage their fascination and pave way for the discovery of the world around them. The innate sense of curiosity helps your kid grow into well-adapted individuals. Here are ways you can use to help nurture your child’s curiosity.1

 Giving positive reinforcement

For a child, there is no greater satisfaction when who they love and respect share the same positivity and excitement they have when they have made a discovery. Just a simple nod, praise, or small reward of approval is enough to give them the confidence to continue their curiosity exploration.

Learning styles differ!

Just like adults have different levels of intelligence or remembering things, children do too. Just because your kid does not do as well in a certain subject as your neighbor’s kid or patience to help you with tasks as much as your In-law’s children, understanding your child’s temperament is key. It will help you to better facilitate your child’s learning journey. Some children love the outdoors and going off on adventurous explorations in all the dirt and mud, smell, and taste of their surroundings. While if your child is more reserved, they would much prefer a good story book, cartoons, and toys from the fictional universe.

Work closely with the school teachers

When school is in, it is where your child will be spending eight hours of their life there, working with their teachers will help too. Study their lesson plans, programs, activities, and get involved in some of them when opportunity presents itself may have better outcomes in their learning. Invest more in the value of creative outlets for kids, rather than focus on academic achievements alone.

Reference(s):

  1. https://abbottfamily.com.sg/articles/pre-school/love-learning#