Kids are awesome. They are goofy, silly, cute, and totally clueless about the world they live in. And because they are so eager to get to know it, they get the most wonderful ideas. They are never bored, and they don’t let anyone around them get bored. Oh, how much we all miss that time.
That’s why adults love to share stupid things they did as kids or see other kids do, and they are all hilarious. And they bring on some nostalgic feelings. We have compiled a list of the best ones, and we know you are going to like them.
To understand how children think and come up with the most unbelievable things we as grownups would never think of, we have to look at the world from a child's perspective. And it is entirely different than ours.
One of the guiding forces in a kid's development is inquisitiveness, making them want to discover and try out new things and learn.
Brenna Hassinger-Das, a psychology assistant professor at Pace University, New York, explained that kids' job is "to play and learn." But adults should also try to dedicate time to be curious and playful.
"Research suggests that it relates to satisfaction, happiness, empathy, and problem-solving skills," Hassinger-Das said and added, "we are always in need of refining the ways in which we view the world."
“Parents can nurture curiosity in a lot of different ways. For instance, encouraging children to take part in free or unstructured play allows them to figure out how things work and develop their own storylines and directions for their play.”
The professor emphasized that it’s important to “encourage children to ask questions (and then answer them in a developmentally appropriate way) and to let children follow their interests. If your child loves animals, go for a nature walk where you live (whether in a city or a more rural area) and point out all the animals you see. You could also read books about the animals they like and perhaps venture out a bit further for a hike.”
Encouraging curiosity early can help a child develop a habit that will continue into adulthood. “We know that curiosity is still important for learning and overall life satisfaction,” the professor concluded.