On a recent hiking adventure past ponds and wetlands, my children and I reminisced about a favorite story series, Poppy, and imagined what Ereth, the porcupine, might be up to if he lived nearby. One of the things I love most about a good book is how the story continues to live in the reader, long […]
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Curiosity Encouraged helps families and teachers encourage children to Create– Learn– Play– Travel. Whether at home or in the classroom, when curiosities are nurtured, children learn.
“When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”―John Lennon
Curiosity Encouraged is a resource that advocates for the whole child. It is a place for those who want to help children hold on to their curiosity, foster a love of learning in their homes and classrooms, and find tools to support a child's gifts and challenges.
Have you ever read something, picked up a book, looked at a text, and realized, after you’ve turned a page or two, you have no idea what you’ve read? I experience this disconnect between the words on the page and my ability to comprehend them when I try to quickly read through medical or tax […]
One of the best places in the house to practice skill building, leadership, collaboration, and find a love of learning is in the kitchen. Already filled with tools to get kids creating, the kitchen encourages creativity, math, science, and reading all at the same time. My children became interested in the kitchen when they realized […]
Many of my family’s best times together have been on a trail. We’ve walked through the seasons with children in packs on backs, watched little legs eager to forge ahead, stopped for seconds and hours while they explored every nook and cranny. Through creeks and meadows with one who likes to lag behind and one intent on […]