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How to Nurture Your Child’s Curiosity with the Best Online Courses

How to Nurture Your Child's Curiosity with the Best Online Courses

Curious minds are great minds. One of the many benefits to being an inquisitive student is that your child will always be keen to learn something new and improve skills. It is thus vital to stimulate curiosity even at a young age. It helps students to be open to various perspectives and experiment with different ideas in school. Starting from primary school, being curious can be one of the most effective ways of learning, especially in science where investigation and experimentation are key.

1. Set aside time for play

Research shows that curiosity is as important as intelligence for success at school. That’s why playing should be an essential part of children’s development and learning in general. Play teaches your child to observe.  

When it comes to seven to twelve-year-old children, there are various types of play you can utilise. Some examples are exploratory, manipulative, pretend, creative, constructive and games with rules. Each one taps into your child’s skills that they’ll develop while encouraging curiosity. 

2. Let your child take the lead

At the operational stage (7-12) of development, children prefer games with rules. The reason for this is that by playing with rules in mind, children learn how to restrain their ego, what the penalties for breaking the rules are, and at the same time, they  can also develop social skills by learning how to interact with other people.

However, your child should be in charge of the play because it helps them to gain self-esteem and this fosters their curiosity. They have to feel free in order to develop their creativity and imagination. When curiosity is stimulated, your child will gradually and genuinely be interested in science and other subjects at the  primary school level. 

3. Model curiosity

Everything starts at home. As a parent, you are a role model for your child in their development stages. Encourage your child to be curious. No matter what type of play you let your kids engage in, it benefits them in boosting curiosity.

What’s also important is to talk with your child and engage in conversation about things that interest them. It has been shown that parent-child conversation can facilitate children’s thinking, learning and exploration. Guide them when necessary, but bear in mind to let them take the lead during the play. 

4. Allow hands-on learning

Playing with rules also helps students develop logic and thinking skills while being curious. This is highly beneficial when we talk about science. Many scientific discoveries are made just because people have been curious and interacted with objects first hand. If you notice that your child is struggling with something at school, let them try a hands-on approach to grasp the concept better. 

To cater to your child’s learning style, Superstar Teacher also has abundant lessons designed for primary school students in Singapore. Let your child know that they can request help when they need it. Our online learning platform has guided many students with science from primary school onwards.

5. Encourage your child to ask questions

One of the ways to help your child to be more curious is to encourage them to ask questions. Avoid reprimanding your child for that or brush off their questions. The more curious a child is at a young age, the more it will reflect in their lessons, homework and exam performance.  

However, in their studies, they can also reach out to our Instant Homework Help to learn how to solve questions when they can’t find the solution independently. Superstar Teacher is a resourceful online learning platform where we cover the science syllabus for primary students so your child can revise concepts effectively any time. 

For more helpful tips, check out our guide to improving in primary school science.  

Let us be part of your child’s learning journey today! Do call us at 63415516 or email us at enquiry@superstarteacher.com if you have any questions.