Ignite your little one’s minds with these 9 hacks!

Knowledge Partner: 

The more curious a child is, the more they learn, so nurturing your child's curiosity is one of the most important ways you can help them become a lifelong learner.

 

The world lies outdoor, dear! 

Nature is the ultimate storehouse of knowledge and stimulates all senses. Take a walk outside and wonder aloud about the trees, the sky, the stars. Encourage him to engage his senses—listening to birds, smelling flowers and feeling the rough bark of a tree—as sensory stimulation can be critical to your little one’s happy, healthy development. Ask questions about everything aloud and also lead by example - let your child see you pursue interests of your own.

 

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Encourage Natural Interests

Children learn much more through activities that capture their attention and imaginations. If they like music, play it for them often, make and play instruments together and dance together. 

 

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Answer Questions Simply and According to Your Child's Development


You will answer a question about where babies come from much differently if your child is 3 or 13. And, no matter your child's age, always ask him first what his thoughts are before answering.

 

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If You Don't Have the Answer, Say So

Let your little one know that you may not have all the answers sometimes.  In fact, this can be a wonderful opportunity for you to encourage your kid to read  and research on his own. Of course, no one expects a thesis from a kid, but his intelligence will definitely get sharpened through this.

 

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Libraries are always super cool!

Take this field trip together often. Books are windows into all kinds of worlds to delight the curious mind. Young children who are exposed to books become better readers. Let your child choose his own books. Studies show that it doesn't matter whether children are reading books about rockets or comic books; the key is that their interest is captured and that they like to read.

 

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Open ended questions are the best!

These are questions that don't have a right or wrong response, and can't be answered with only one word like "yes" or "no". For example, ask him "How do you feel about…", "What was (such and such experience) like for you…", or "Tell me about what happened in school today." These kinds of questions encourage your child to develop his thoughts and ideas, they show love and interest, and will give you a window into his inner life.

 

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An interesting environment is key! 

Babies are the most curious beings on this entire universe. They spend one-fifth of their waking hours in focused gazing. Curious about everything around, pictures on the wall and normal family activity are naturally fascinating for them. Give your baby safe toys and objects to explore. Rotate your supply to keep it fresh. It may seem chaotic to you but your little one is learning faster than you can imagine.  

 

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Redirect, Don’t Discourage

Try to figure out what is capturing your little one’s interest, or what skill he’s trying to master, and create a safe and acceptable way for him to explore. This will also teach him problem-solving skills, and creative and acceptable ways to do and get what he wants.

 

 

Let your kids experiment like crazy

Unlike some toys that are designed to be used a certain way, materials like boxes, blocks, water, sand, pots and pans and any art material, can be used imaginatively. Do not tell your child what to do with the material, how to do it or what it should look like in the end. Let your little one’s curiosity be his guide.

 

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With these simple hacks, watch your kid blossoming into someone truly inquisitive and intelligent. Always remember, every child is a genius in something! 

 

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Priya Iyer

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Avani Tulapurkar

Surely a good read and implement too
Thanks Priya Iyer for tagging

pavitra

Nice article

puja khemka

Sounds like so much fun.

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