You will agree with me that children learn by asking questions. Well, below is a collection on what they ask about everyday life: I wonder:
- Why I should say “Thank You”?
- Who belongs to a family?
- Why are there different kinds of families?
- What is an adopted child and how do you get one?
- Why do we need money?
- Why do some mothers go to work and some don’t?
- What is a neighbour?
- How does a letter get to the right place?
- Why do I have to go to school?
- Who builds and pays for the school?
- Where do teachers come from?
- Why do we need policeman and who pays them?
- Why are traffic lights green, red and amber?
- How does a fireman know which house is on fire?
- Why do we need laws and who makes them?
- What is the government and do they do?
- What is a citizen?
- How does a mayor get elected in Singapore?
- Who can be President?
- Why do people speak different languages?
- Do children in all countries play the same game?
- Do different countries have different holidays?
- How can I get to know children in other countries?
- Why must we stay away from strangers?
It’s quite a handful of questions, isn’t it? Well, you do not have to question all at once. Just pick one a day and make it an open session for the whole family to be involved. Everyone is free to air his/her views and share what they know. This way, every family member gets to participate. Won’t this be a great to interact with each other . . .