One of the things I love about parenting is watching my kids grow and learn. It was a revelation to me about six months ago that my son LOVED science. Since the time he was born, I had been reading him mostly narrative fiction and he liked it well enough. He loved cuddles and would sit still for an incredibly long time, listening. He paged through books on his own, sure. But, one day we went to the book store together and he picked out a book about lizards, and suddenly he poured over the pages all on his own! He suddenly wanted to know what the words on the page said. Suddenly, he kept coming back to the same book over and over again!
In the last few weeks, we have worked to find science-related books for him to read and I see lightbulb moments happening ALL. THE. TIME! He asks questions! He makes predictions! He’s excited to write and draw about what he sees!
That’s all… I’m just excited for my own child and wanted to share. That’s the kind of wonder I try to bring into my classroom. Sometimes you show a child a hundred things before they find something that flips a switch for them.