Exploring Real World

Women of China (English) - - THIS AND THAT 悦读| -

Children have boundless curiosity. Sometimes, they ask questions to attract adults' attention, but most of the time, they ask questions to gain information. In 2007, Michelle Chouinard, with University of California, analyzed 200 hours of dialogues between four children and their parents. She found that children aged 2-5 asked an average of one to three questions in one minute.

Scientists believe that asking questions about why and how is of great importance to children's growth. Through asking the questions, the children are trying to figure out causal connections between things, and they are trying to figure out the logic of the real world. Modern psychological research indicates if children's questions are explained in an active and proper way, the children will keep thinking and developing greater curiosity. Children also explore the world by observing, imitating and playing games.

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