- Children ask a lot of ‘why’ questions
- Never ignore such curious questions
- Parents should understand their thoughts properly
Quite often you come across with some naughty yet enthusiastic questions from your little ones, isn’t it?
It can be: How do airplanes fly? How do birds fly? What is the particular buzzing sound we hear at night? Who is God? And yes, it never ends.
Rather than how you answer those interesting questions from your children, it is important that you address them, their concerns, doubts, curiosity. Children between the age of one to three or even five years always ask questions, and it’s their natural urge to know more.
They may ask it anywhere and anytime, with no barriers or bad feeling.
Here are a few tips to keep up with those curious minds:
- Never ignore
- Find simple yet understandable answers
For a question like ‘why do bird fly?’, if you say the whole scientific evolution, they are not going to get it. Make it simple for them or even fascinating or imaginary.
- Understand his/her true intention
Before answering the question, understand what he or she has exactly meant? When he asks the question – where do we come from -, he might be expecting an answer that gives him an idea about the human race. When he asks about stars, it can be the artificial one you hang during Christmas or the one in the sky.
Let the children ask more and more questions and encourage them by appreciating. You can also ask them some questions that make them think more. Like, what do you think about stars? What did you find special about the moon? and more.
As the child grows, you can also try some arts and crafts that explore the talents in them. Along with enthusiasm, it helps develop a character in children. Building a tent using a bed sheet or molding something using clay or dirt from your garden etc. will contribute to encourage that curious child.