Kids are naturally curious about the world around them. Sharing books such as They Say Blue encourages kids to observe, ask questions, use their imaginations, and seek information. Help students experience the joys of wonder, possibility, exploration, and discovery. Encourage them to generate ideas for a passion project—something they want to know more about, learn how to do, or create. Guide them to resources and give them the time to develop their project and feel confident in their new knowledge so they can present their learning journey and products to peers and parents.
What is color?
What is silence?
What do you wonder about?
What do you pay attention to when you walk outside?
How can you get answers to your questions?
What would life be like if no one asked questions?
Curiosity: The Force Within a Hungry Mind from Edutopia
Mystery Bags to Develop Observation and Inference Skills from Scholastic
Learn more about the Genius Hour movement to get students to explore their own passions
Reading Is Fundamental support materials
Explore with Curious Kids videos
What If… by Samantha Berger
Shadow by Suzy Lee
How To by Julie Morstad
My Pen by Christopher Myers
The Branch by Mireille Messier
Things To Do by Elaine Magliar
A River by Marc Martin
When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons by Julie Fogliano
Sidewalk Flowers by JonArno LawsonMore
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