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How to Stimulate Your Child’s Natural Curiosity

stimulating your child's curiousity

Your child is a little explorer, setting on their path to discover everything about their world. It’s fascinating to see their excitement and joy at things at every new sight, sound, or object they just happen to stumble across. How do you nourish this curiosity and keep them asking the important questions – like, “why does this thing work?”

So how do you encourage this curiosity to follow them throughout their lives?

Read Books 

Reading is one of the easiest ways to explore the vast expanses of lands unknown without ever leaving the room. They introduce new situations to children and also give the opportunity to ask, “What if?

A great way to foster curiosity in your child is to ask them questions about a book you’re reading together. Sometimes it helps to ask an unexpected question if your child’s comprehension skills are strong. Ask your child what would happen if a new character were introduced or throw a plot twist into a classic story you’ve read many times before.

Try New Things

We all know children thrive on routine, but sometimes it helps to mix it up. Show your child that there’s more than one way to do things. Novelty is a jumping off point for conversations with your child about how the world works! Choose an unexpected dish for breakfast! Did you know that in Japan, it is customary to eat fish and miso soup for breakfast? Having conversations like this with your child keeps them curious about the world!

Go To Camp

Sending your child to camp allows them to experience new things in a safe environment! They become little explorers out on an adventure with their peers and are able to discover new things around them while building friendships. Meeting new friends also allows children to see how different people live. Social skills come with curiosity.

Childventures offers 9 weeks of summer camp! Choose one week or the whole summer to keep your child engaged, learning and most of all – curious!

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    January 15, 2018
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    January 8, 2018
  • My two children were enrolled at CV for 3 and 4 years. We had such a Positive experience throughout our time at CV that we didn't want it to end! When they started public school we quickly found the transition to be lacking in many ways mostly because of what we had become used to at CV. We pul Read more...
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    January 4, 2018
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    December 18, 2017
  • Our LO is 16 months old and is enrolled at the Oakville location. It's clear to see that he enjoys being there everyday just as much as we enjoy dropping him off. Doesn't matter who's at the desk when we first enter in the mornings, whether it's Kathryn, Chris or Matthew we are always greeted with s Read more...
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    December 12, 2017
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    November 15, 2017
  • My daughter has been with CV since the age of 1. She started out in the infant program and is now currently thriving in the JK program. At 3 1/2 years of age she is far more advanced than I could have imagined. Keep up the great work CV!! Read more...
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    October 24, 2017
  • I would recommend CV to all my friends because it's so great. My son started at CV When he's 11 months old. All the teachers are very caring, nice and knowledgeable. Currently my son is in the JK/SK, he's very happy to study there. Read more...
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    October 24, 2017
  • We are very impressed with Child Ventures Oakville. I was nervous to leave my son to go back to work but transitioning into daycare was made so much easier by the wonderful staff and teachers. We are confident we made the right choice and see so much growth already in our son the past month he has b Read more...
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    October 16, 2017
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    October 6, 2017
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