I am a mother of a 5-year-old who is always curious about everything around him. As a parent, I want to encourage him to ask questions and learn more about the world. I believe that being curious is a great way to develop critical thinking skills and to become a lifelong learner.
However, sometimes my son gets shy or doesn't know how to articulate his questions, and I worry that I might be stifling his curiosity. That's why I am reaching out to this forum to ask for advice on how to encourage my child to ask questions and be more curious about things.
What are some strategies you have used in your own parenting or teaching experience to inspire children to ask questions and stay engaged with the world around them? Any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!