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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.

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Three Nature Loving Book Series to Share with Children

Three Nature Loving Book Series to Share with Children

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 […]

Reading Strategies- For When There is Struggle

Reading Strategies- For When There is Struggle

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 […]

Kids in the Kitchen- 6 Tools to Get Kids Cooking

Kids in the Kitchen- 6 Tools to Get Kids Cooking

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 […]

Hiking with Children- South Central Indiana

Hiking with Children- South Central Indiana

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 […]

Day Hiking with Children- Essential Gear

Day Hiking with Children- Essential Gear

Hiking is an inexpensive, rewarding way to spend time with family. While investing in the latest gear is an option, when hiking with children, gear can be gathered and easily made. Here’s a list to keep handy.

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