The Curiosity Approach aims to create 'thinkers & doers' by putting the child at the centre of their own development and education. Modern toys and technology are removed from the learning environment and replaced with everyday items to encourage children's natural curiosity and eagerness to explore and create.
Here are 8 tips to nurture and develop children's curiosity:
- Show them the world
- Spend time together
- Plan wider experiences
- Wonder aloud
- Encourage natural interest
- Ask open-ended questions
- Prompt thinking
- Let children be children
Since the mind is like a muscle which becomes stronger through continual exercise, the mental exercise caused by curiosity makes your mind stronger and stronger. ... It makes your mind observant of new ideas When you are curious about something, your mind expects and anticipates new ideas related to the subject.
Perhaps the most important attitude is curiosity. Curiosity — a state of active interest or genuinely wanting to know more about something — allows you to embrace unfamiliar circumstances, giving you a greater opportunity to experience discovery and joy. Indeed, studies show that life is better when you're curious.
Our nursery environment is orderly, purposeful and homely. We provide a well-resourced, continuous environment where authentic resources, loose parts, calm, tranquil play spaces, outdoor areas to ignite the imagination, rich text, awe and mystery, extension of home not extension of school, open-ended resources and open-ended questions are integral.
Our curriculum is a mix of child-led play, where staff nurture, nudge and observe your child’s interests and progress and a planned curriculum by a qualified teacher.