Curiosity is something all babies are born with. They come into the world with a drive to understand how the world works:A newborn follows sounds, faces and interesting objects with her eyes.
-A newborn follows sounds, faces and interesting objects with her eyes.
-An 8-month-old shakes a rattle and then puts it into his mouth to see what this object can do.
Babies are born learners, with a natural curiosity to figure out how the world works. Curiosity is the desire to learn. It is an eagerness to explore, discover and figure things out. The more curious a child is, the more he learns. Nurturing your child’s curiosity is one of the most important ways you can help her become a lifelong learner.
Parents don’t have to “make” their children curious or “push” their children to learn. In fact, research shows that it is a child’s internal desire to learn (their curiosity), not external pressure, that motivates him to seek out new experiences and leads to greater success in school over the long term.
Find out your child curious question and answers through our Time to Learn program.