Why? is a question we get all day long from our Miss M (3.5). We get questions from the bizarre to the ridiculous and some are also quite serious but every question is important in her mind.
Why does it rain?
Why are they called Grandparents?
Why is it hot?
Why is it 8 o'clock?
Why do you have bones inside?
Why does the sun go down?
Why? Why? Why?
Even if it drives me a little crazy at times I've got to see this as great stuff because it feeds me with ideas for her creative activities, her play and of course learning. Much of Miss M's play and creativity is directed by her but from the many questions I get, I know that I can follow her lead by helping her find books at the library on the same topics or plan an art or play activity to extend her interest. Here's a snippet of what topics we've been learning about through play and reading...
bones/ skeletons, parts of the body
writing letters and words
a strange disliking to pandas (he he!!)
And here are some recent finds from the local library. These books have helped answer many a question and have grown Miss M's interests from something small to a real learning experience.
What are your children talking or asking about? What interests can you follow?