How old is the child to be curious
Most parents should have discovered such a phenomenon. Children always ask a lot of questions at the age of 2~6. Some of them are crazy and weird, so that parents don’t know how to answer. For example, they will ask:
"The sun appears during the day, and the moon will appear above?"
"Is the earth round?"
"Why do chickens lay eggs?"
"Are there really aliens in the universe?"
At this stage, children not only like to ask all kinds of questions, but also like to "hands and feet". In order to answer the doubts in their hearts, they often have strong action abilities: for example, they will treat themselves in a short period of time. Disassembled toys into parts, they can play a variety of tricks with a toy... But this kind of natural curiosity, whether in the home or school, has not been well valued and protected, and the growth potential is not enough. When it is fully explored, the development space is also very restricted.
How to protect children's curiosity
1. Be brave to let children try
Our first education for children is that when a child wants to try something new, parents should take him, guard him, and accompany her to experience while protecting him from injury.
When the child really wants to experience the fire, you can hold his hand and slowly approach the fire. When you reach a safe range, he has already experienced it.
Every child comes to this world with unlimited openness, unlimited acceptance and unlimited attempts to explore.
So please protect your child and accompany him safely to experience it as much as you want. When he experiences, he gains.
Parents must remember a concept. What you express to the child in words is not the truth to the child, but what he experiences is his own truth.
This is where children come to this world and experience the most important meaning of life.
To accompany him to experience, to accompany him to recognize the harm, this is only the first step.
If parents are interested, they can proceed to the second step.
When the child realizes that touching the fire with his hand will hurt him, you can teach him to use pliers instead.
When he found that the pot of boiling water was very hot, he had to use a damp cloth to uncover the lid of the pot, so that the child not only realized the danger of fire, but also knew how to solve it with his own ability and protection.
The child has learned that harm can be transformed into favorable conditions. This completes an education, and it is you who teach the children a kind of ability.
Learn to protect yourself in the face of new things, and explore and understand within a safe range.
When too many parents are educating their children, they will only tell them their experiences, so that their children dare not try new things or go into new fields as they grow up.
This is the first lesson our parents want to teach their children, not to stay away because of fear, but to learn how to go on, experience and use it without getting hurt.
2. Take children's problems seriously
In life, children always ask mom and dad a variety of questions, but many parents tend to be impatient. This way is wrong. Children’s problems often show that the child is thinking. This is a good thing, so it’s a good thing to be a child. When asking mom and dad questions, mom and dad must answer patiently, or guide the children to find the answer on their own. If the question is more complicated, mom and dad can take the child to explore the answer to the question together, through books, the Internet, and other methods. Over time, Children's knowledge will be extended, and at the same time they will be able to gain more fun and improve their abilities.