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Curiosity killed the cat but not our children...

Children are born with a natural and inherent curiosity. From as early as when they first begin to talk, the "whys" roll off their tongues as they attempt to make sense of the the world into which they were born. Prior to this, watch the facial expressions of a young baby when they they discover their toes; encounter a new face; are able to pick up and hold objects. They study it intently, feeling it, turning it round and round before placing it in their mouths! Curiosity being satisfied by three of their senses - sight, tactile and taste.

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. ― William Arthur Ward

Captivate, cultivate, nurture and nourish your child's curiosity and then share in the beauty of its beautiful fresh blooms as their discoveries lead to tangible excitement. Discovery and mastery is more pleasurable when shared with someone. We are social creatures and any form of positive recognition will in turn encourage and motivate a child to explore and discover further.

Curiosity is at the heart of all learning. It is the vital fuel for discovery and discovery gives pleasure. Pleasure leads to repetition and repetition leads to mastery. Mastery leads to building a child's confidence and instilling a positive self image.

Take this journey with your child. Not only is it one of life's simple but most rewarding pleasures, but so importantly, it is the vital stepping stone that leads to your child's successful cognitive development.

Enjoy the journey!

Lynne Ferguson
Centre Director | Educent Kenmore

P.S. Recommended bedtime story:
Curious George
by Margaret and H.A Rey

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