“Why is the sky blue?”
“How do you turn off Niagara Falls?”
It can be done! To fix erosion issues in 1969 the dam was shut off.
“How do you think lobsters hear even though they don’t have ears?”
Kids are curious little creatures. They come up with all kinds of questions that can baffle even the most intelligent parent. Embracing their natural love of learning (and the odd questions they come up with) is a great way to encourage them to learn all the time.
In our house learning doesn’t just happen at school, but often it takes place at the dinner table or over breakfast cereal. We talk about things like science, Greek mythology, pop culture, and so much more.
Whether you’re at the dinner table together or spending time in the car going from school to after school activities you can use that time to find answers to fun questions, or inspire conversation with the KidQ app from Scholastic Parent & Child.
The KidQ app for iPhone and Android has fun Q&A’s about the things that kids (and parents) are the most curious about, like “Why do we say ‘ears’ of corn?” You can set up a notification for the question of the day (we get ours near dinnertime) and discuss possible explanations before revealing the answer. It’s pretty funny to hear what kids come up with when they’re asked the questions. Their explanations often vary from the wildly inaccurate to hilarious.
The app also reveals a handful of ‘Fun Facts’ that relate to the question and answer once you have asked for the answer. You’ll find your kids (and you!) are learning a lot just by playing along with the app.
The best part? It’s free! Download the free KidQ app from Scholastic Parent & Child and try it with your family. I’d love to hear what you think.
Disclosure: Scholastic Parent & Child sponsored this post. All opinions (and fun!) are my own.