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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Raising a Daughter - Creating a Curious Learner

I just read a blog about how important it is to read science stories to your daughter. I completely agree!  Pull out the nonfiction alongside the fairytales!

 I also feel it is equally important or more important to encourage your daughters to be curious learners. Read the books, but also get them outside to enable them to have their own experiences with the world around them.  Take them on walks in the woods. Show them how much fun a museum can be. Listen to all kinds of music. Providing your daughter with all of those experiences will help them conquer anything that comes there way. Teach them to question. And also show them that there is hardly ever one right answer (except in math). Even science doesn't answer everything.

Explore books of all kinds.  Read the fairytales and come up with different endings. And yes, pull out the nonfiction, but don't just read it - explore it!

3 comments:

  1. Your blog is a find! I'm looking for books and angles to draw kids to explore outdoors. In my school visit presentations about mountain lions and wildlife corridors for middle grade kids I'll take Sniffer Dogs along with Loree Burns's Citizen Scientists. Love the Dr. Doolittle connection too. A favorite thought is Polynesia saying to aspiring naturalist Tommy Stubbins, "Being a good noticer is terribly important."

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    1. Thanks, Nina! I will try to keep up here and give you more things to use for your presentations!

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