Raising a kid can be hard. Sometimes as a parent you don’t know what to do, and you feel lost. But at the end of the day, the power of love overcomes any fears and challenges that cross your path. Yet, between all the challenging parts of being a parent, raising your kid to be good and intelligent has got to be the hardest. Kids are easily influenced by everything surrounding them, and to that effect, a parent must take advantage of that. Kids are nature’s most curious creature, and its fastest learners as well. So, how will you teach them? The power of a child’s curiosity can be a powerful tool in raising them to be intelligent and inquisitive.
These are 5 exploration activities that your kids could easily enjoy.
1. Go out in nature
Nature can be life’s best and most influential teacher. By taking your kid out in nature, you make sure that their inquisitive nature will take over and they will start questioning and asking about everything. They’ll point to a tree curios to know what it is, and they’ll hold the grass trying to eat it. By explaining what each thing you encounter on a nature trip is, you help your child develop their cognitive skills faster than any other. You also help them develop a strong vocabulary as they start getting exposed to different words and terms.
2. Play them music
That might not seem like an adventurous conquest, but listening to music and exploring its beauty can be the best activity you expose your child to. Who knows, maybe they’ll be the next virtuoso on the violin or piano! Teaching them music at a young age is proven to develop their brain functions and creative sides.
3. Get them a microscope
Microscopes mean inspecting life’s tiniest details. Getting your kid one at a young age means you’re appealing to their inquisitive side because microscopes inspire curiosity in children. And the more they’re inquisitive, the more you’ll get to explain new things to them. And in turn, the smarter and more developed they’ll become.
4. Get them a paper and some crayons
What better way to explore how a kid thinks and how they express themselves than through drawing? Get your kids papers and crayons to help them explore a more creative side of their personalities. They get to express their thoughts and feelings on a canvas, which raises your kids to be creative and expressive of their emotions.
5. A pet
Everybody needs a best friend, even the youngest of us. When your kid grows with a pet, they don’t just grow with a best friend. They grow up with a companion that would help them learn about all walks of life and would go through life’s different phases side by side with them. More importantly, getting a pet for a young kid teaches them about compassion, the most important of human qualities.
Don’t forget to have fun
Whatever exploration activity you have set out for your kid, don’t forget about the most important part: having fun. Yes, you want your child to learn new things and to grow up smart and creative, but what good is all that if they don’t have a little fun in the process? At the end of the day, these exploration activities are an excellent way for some parent-child bonding. So, don’t waste these opportunities.