Sense of wonder and curiosity
What it is
- Positive behaviours and attitudes to learning
- Important for life-long learning
- Encapsulated in the acronym, PRAISE
What it means
Why is it important
How can you nurture a sense of wonder and curiosity in your children?
You can nurture a sense of wonder and curiosity in your children by designing the learning environment, planning meaningful learning experiences, and modelling through appropriate behaviour and language. Check out the photo story below for some ideas!
Set up class displays that tap on children’s natural curiosity.
Select resources that encourage children to explore and find out more about their topics of interest.
Invite children to explore and discover through your learning centres! What can you place there?
Develop their observational skills by encouraging them to look for interesting things around them.
Let the children explore and examine new objects – have you tried feely bags or mystery boxes?
Encourage your children to ask questions about things that interest them!
Have you considered the use of approaches such as “See-Think-Wonder”?
Provide your children with opportunities to experiment and investigate to find out the outcomes of their predictions!
Ask children open-ended questions that encourage them to think and explore!
Assure children that it is okay not to have all the answers to their questions. Encourage them to find out the answers!