“The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size.”-Albert Einstein
If necessity is the mother of invention, curiosity is the cradle of knowledge. A curious mind is always exploring and willing to go beyond the defined horizons to know more. Studies have revealed that children with a curious mind and a hunger for knowledge have always excelled in their academic achievements as well as in other spheres of life. Hence, if you wish to see your child do well in life, it is vital to make sure that you are feeding the little mind with enough curiosity-potion.
In general, curiosity is what every child is born with naturally. But the very growth and nourishment of the same depend on how parents and teachers allow the kids to explore the extent of their possibilities without surrendering to the feeling of fear of loss. At K.R. Mangalam World School, listed among the Best CBSE residential schools in Delhi,we believe in handling the kids strategically to ensure that their inherent curiosity enhances day by day, allowing them to widen their mind, perceptions, thought process, and comprehension. On that note, here sharing with you today some easy ways through which curiosity can be ignited and kept illuminated in your child’s mind forever.
Appreciate the questions
Yes, you heard it right! Appreciating the answers is a common notion, but when you start appreciating the questions asked by your little one, you intuitively encourage the child to ask more of them in the times to come. Curiosity is a quality of mind that lives on the process of questioning. So to begin with, if you can kindle the spirit of asking questions about anything and everything your kids comes around in a day, curiosity will gradually crawl into its mind without making any attention-seeking buzz.
Hold your patience and answer the questions properly
Once you have instilled the habit of asking questionsin your child, be ready to give the answers as well. Especially for kids, parents are the first easy-to-access ‘solution encyclopedia.’ Whatever they need to know, they straight up go to their parents looking for a satisfactory answer. Guaranteeing justice to your kid’s expectation, you will surely have many of the answers, but sometimes, you might feel like you are at your wit’s end as well. In such a case, feel free to suggest books to your kids where they can find the desired answer. However, you should consciously avoid showing vexation, anger, or any spur of abrupt emotion consequent upon frequently asked questions to ensure that your child does not feel repelled, or scared about asking the next one. A little patience can go a long way in making your child an illuminated mind.
Engage the kids in activity games
Activity games offer the kids an opportunity to explore, think critically, solve analytically, and conclude decidedly. If your child is taking an interest in the activity-based games, he/she might have a knack for knowing things beyond the defined limits. All you have to do is to extend a little help to keep their interests brimming. Allowing your child to play independently will nourish the possibilities of instilling an independent mind capable of thinking logically and acting rationally in the long run. Playtime also allows the kids some time away from their routine to explore the unexplored.
As far as the appetite of the mind is concerned, children need a nutritious diet to grow into a strong, decisive, logical, compassionate human being. And we, at K.R. Mangalam World School, strongly believe that one of the best mental empowerment diet plans that you can offer to your kid would be the one with a fair share of opportunities that can allow their curiosity to grow.