How to Raise an Inquisitive Child

Curiosity is what encourages children to learn new things; it’s an essential part of the education process. As parents, it’s important to inspire inquisitiveness within our children to help them do well in school and throughout life. Some children are naturally more curious than others, but there are lots of things you can do to turn things around if you’re concerned about your child. I have teamed up with a private school in Banstead to offer you the following advice. This is an Ad.

Start by mixing up your routine once in a while so that your child is able to experience new things. Small changes here and there can go a long way in stimulating your child’s brain and making them think about things in different ways. It could be something simple like trying a new recipe at home, eating out at an ethnic restaurant, or visiting a new town; anything that reminds your child that there is a lot to learn and experience outside of their little bubble.

Talking of travel, I am personally a firm believer that you learn a lot from travelling to new places and experiencing new cultures, it can also make you a more tolerant and accepting person as well as giving children a break from the structured learning environment.

Always be prepared to answer your child’s questions; don’t shut them down on shrug them off because then they’ll be reluctant to ask you things in the future. Even if you don’t know the answer to your child’s question, refrain from turning them away. Instead, try and figure out the answer by doing some research together, either online or in a book. 

You should ask lots of questions and demonstrate curiosity yourself, as this will help your child realise how normal it is. Ask them things like what superpower they would choose if they could have any or what they would invent if they could create something to make the world a better place? By asking them questions you not only show them that inquisitiveness is nothing to be ashamed of, but you also encourage them to think deeply about things that might not otherwise cross their minds.


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  1. I think travel is great to encourage inquisitive children.