Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Sense of Wonder

What influences someone to become a lifelong learner? I think it requires being a bit curious about your environment. Interest in the bigger world seems to influence what we notice and learn about. Can this interest be developed? I think it can. Asking questions and looking for answers can be an established pattern in children. Toward this goal we should look for opportunities to explore and ask questions. Outdoors is such a great place to begin. Rachel Carson wrote about developing the sense of wonder in children. Simply put, take children outside and begin to notice what is occurring all around. Be observant and curious.

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