Get kids curious

Get kids curious

Luckily, all kids are born with curiosity and a love for learning.

Education in science and mathematics should develop the natural intellectual curiosity and creativity of kids. 

To get kids engaged creative and experimental approaches are important to keep their interest.

Why is curiosity important?

If kids stay curious, they will continue to imagine, explore, discover, and learn.  

If they are less curious will make fewer new friends, join fewer social groups, read fewer books, and take up fewer sports.


To develop kids curiosity:

Build an imaginative mindset that inspires the innovators who change our world

Curiosity thrives when we nurture it, cultivate it, and use it in a stimulating educational setting.


Here are the ScienceKiwis tips to get kids curious:

  • Encourage questions

  • It’s OK to not know all the answers, this provides the opportunity to teach kids how to research the answer

  • Question them, get them to teach you, about the how and why of everyday phenomena and how things work

  • Increase imaginative curiosity by letting students work with hands-on projects

  • Encouraging hands-on activities is always beneficial to a child’s development and has many intellectual benefits.

  • Don’t discourage them

  • Demonstrating STEM in everyday situations will make children realize that it isn’t just for the classroom. Such as using maths when cooking dinner or at the supermarket

  • Young children get excited about learning and enjoy it even more if it’s disguised as a fun and engaging activity.

  • Places like Aquariums or Museum’s spark natural curiosity for children

  • Use why? Why not? What if? To expand their thoughts and thinking

  • Provide time for free, unstructured exploration using making or tinkering activities

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