Welcome to day two of Homeschooling Essentials for our personal homeschool! If you missed day 1, you can read it by clicking here.
Today, we are exploring the idea of curiosity in our homeschool. Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defines curiosity, n. as: 1. A strong desire to see something novel, or to discover something unknown, either by research or inquiry; a desire to gratify the senses with a sight of what is new or unusual, or to gratify the mind with new discoveries; inquisitiveness.
3. Accuracy; exactness; nice performance; curiousness; as the curiosity of workmanship.
4. A nice experiment; a thing unusual or worthy of curiosity
The Action of Curiosity
A strong desire to see something novel…
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A desire to gratify the senses with a sight of what is new or unusual…
It doesn’t have to be new or unusual to the whole world… just to us individually.
One of the key responsibilities we have as parents is to help give our children the opportunities to let them be curious in healthy ways while also establishing certain boundaries. Super Busy enjoyed observing the fungi on this log but he was not allowed to touch it.
Or to gratify the mind with new discoveries; inquisitiveness…
Accuracy; exactness; nice performance; curiousness; as the curiosity of workmanship…
“Let all things praise the name of the Lord, because they were created at his command.” Psalm 148:5
A nice experiment; a thing unusual or worthy of curiosity.
I have been speechless at some of the things I learn either along side of or from my children. We learn some of the most interesting things by following our own curiosities. Some of these interests are things which surface later in life. I had no interest whatsoever in dissecting critters when I was a youth; I was too sensitive toward the idea then. However, it’s different for me now and there is so much to learn from examining God’s creation in this manner.
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Or check out an idea that Scientist has! I am amazed at his creativity! He played around with the concept of creating a laser beam effect and he came up with his trade secret which I am sworn to keep… secret. I can’t fathom how he even came up with what objects to pull together to create such an effect! He had so much fun experimenting with lighting, distance, objects, etc. and look at the effects of his curiosity.
Whether it’s something they learned or experimented with on their own, I find this journey of homeschooling my children inspiring! The Lord has used them to teach me so much in so many areas of life!
82. Ellen @ Grace Tells Another Story
83. Jenn @ Treasuring Life’s Blessing
84. Christine @ Our Homeschool Reviews
85. Michelle @ Delightful Learning
86. Sharon @ Life with the Tribe
87. Hillary @ Our Homeschool Studio
88. Melanie @ FinchNWren
89. Brittney @ Mom’s Heart
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#83. Jenn @ Treasuring Life’s Blessings
#85. Michelle @ Delightful Learning
#86. Sharon @ Life With the Tribe
#87. Hillary @ Our Homeschool Studio