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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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An Editing Tool Every Writer Needs

May 22, 2017 | No Comments

Writing, especially revision can be tricky. Maybe we’re pressed for time, or we’ve looked at a document so much our brain sees what we want to write instead of what we’ve written. Maybe we’re not sure where a comma or a semicolon should go, or we are learning how to write. Regardless, grammar and mechanics matter […]

A Writing Territories List | Inspiration and Encouragement for Writers

A Writing Territories List | Inspiration and Encouragement for Writers

At the beginning of each school year, my students and I created a Writing Territories List.* I wanted them to begin the year by setting intentions for themselves, not as students, but as writers. I always created a Writing Territories list with them. I used my list to offer ideas and to share pieces of […]

Summer Travels | Take a Vacation Inside the Little House Series

Summer Travels | Take a Vacation Inside the Little House Series

One of my family’s favorite vacations took us inside The Little House on the Prairie series. My hope that our family could share a story together and see it come to life felt a little risky. I wasn’t sure if everyone would be interested or if the places we were heading would be worth the […]

Poetry Prompts for Mother’s Day

Poetry Prompts for Mother’s Day

What mother doesn’t love a poem from their child or grandchild. I’d take one any day. Don’t get me wrong, pasta necklaces and playdough projects are sweet, but a poem is something to keep forever. There are many ways to create a Mother’s Day poem.  Below you’ll find free verse, acrostic, haiku, and simile poem projects, […]

Teaching Children How to Keep Time

Teaching Children How to Keep Time

My youngest wants to know how to tell time. We practice by playing a clock game she enjoys, rotate paper hands around a cardboard clock she’s made, determine which number is being called forth by the little hand. It’s a milestone, learning how to tell time, like tying shoes and learning how to read. She’s […]

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