Monday, June 24, 2019

Developing Children's Curiosity

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"Why?" As a parent, you would have heard this question from your child many millions times!

Curiosity is important in our lives, as it makes us learn and grow. As a parent, how do we develop curiosity in our children? 

1. Encourage questioning
After a long day of work or doing household chores, it may be a dread to hear your child asking you "what" and "why". Instead of ignoring them, try to address your child's question, or tell your child to ask the question later when you are not so busy. This encourages the child to be willing to ask questions.

2. Expose our children to different experiences
Try out different activities with your child. That does not mean that you have to bring them all around the world. Even cooking, doing household chores and playing toys can spark curiosity in the children.

3. Read on various topics
Encourage your child to read books of different topics. There are books that are informative, and there are books that contain instructions and materials for children to learn through hands-on activities.

Our children are currently reading the following books from Scholastic, they are learning about making stop-motion movie using LEGO, and about Hawaii where they have not been to before.

Klutz Make Your Own Movie

Klutz is a division of Scholastic, each book-based activity kit contains instructions and materials that develop the children's creativity.

LEGO is the perfect platform for children to tell their own stories and build communication skills. Stop-motion animation is easy with accessible (and free) apps available for tablets and phones. This book introduces project-based mini movies that are easy for the children to learn about animation. Such stop-motion animation can scale up to develop young movie-makers.

Age: 10 - 12

Lights . . . camera . . . action! Bring your LEGO minifigures to life with this beginner-friendly guide to stop-motion animation. Ten "Mini Movies" walk you through using your phone, tablet, or computer to make short, funny clips with step-by-step instructions. Set the stage with any of the six included background settings and thirty-six LEGO elements including a pizza, banana, baseball cap, six minifigure heads, and more! Plus, learn the tricks of the trade as you dive into more advanced skills, such as lighting, sound effects, and camera angles. With these tips and tricks, every movie you make is guaranteed to be a successful smash hit. The kit comes with 36 LEGO elements, punch-out animation frames and foldout paper backgrounds.

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Geronimo Stilton: Hawaiian Heist

Even we have not been to Hawaii, our children now know more about Haiwaii and the meaning of "Aloha" after reading this book.

Age: 10 - 12

The most famouse goldsmith in Hawaii created a necklace for a famous actress, but someone wants to steal it! Can Geronimo figure out who the thief is before they run away with the jewels?

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Disclaimer: We received the books for review purpose. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions and photos are mine. 

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