Tuesday, May 08, 2012

I Wonder Why...

"Why do camels have humps?" "How do you make plastic?"  "Why are my eyes brown?"

Do you often hear questions like these?  We long to honor and nurture our children's curiosity, but it can be difficult finding time to research and answer such questions.  

Amanda Soule, in her new book The Rhythm of the Family, suggests an "I Wonder Why" bulletin board where questions are posted to be researched and possibly answered at a later date.  What a great idea to let our children know their questions are welcome and it addresses the more practical matter of remembering to answer them.  If you don't have space for a bulletin board, what about putting questions in a jar, a pretty bowl, or hanging them from a tree branch?  There are many ways to easily incorporate an "I Wonder Why" space into our homes.  

SLO Classical Academy is not affiliated with Amanda Soule.

1 comment:

Jenny Bischoff said...

This is a wonderful idea! I used to write questions like this on the white board, but they would often get accidentally erased. I love the idea of giving them more importance by having a special place for them, and it's probably more likely that you'll address them eventually.