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A Day to Wonder Why?

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    2+ hours

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    A Little Messy

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    Materials or Fees

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    intermediate

During an entire day (or two, or a whole week) document every “why?” question your child has.  Later, see if there are themes.  Cluster them into general topics if there are.

Look at them with your child and pick a few subjects or themes that together you would like to explore more.

Google “learn about why trees have green leaves” or “why is water clear” or whatever it is that your child is wondering.  You may find information or activities related to what you wonder.  Investigate together.

If you need help finding related activities, just post your questions to Facebook and tag us….we’ll help you out with some simple ideas for exploring and learning.  Anything goes!

Question and Wonder:

  • Why does something work that way?
  • Why does something change like that?
  • Why does something look like that?

Imagine and Design:

  • Take notes on what you notice and wonder. Do you have an ideas for what the answers to some of your questions could be?
  • Do you think there might be more than one answer for some of your questions?

Test and Discuss:

  • After researching your answers, were some of the answers what you thought they might be?
  • Were you surprised by any of the answers to your “wonder” questions? Why?
  • Do some of the answers change how you understand or what you know about the things around you? How?
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