Category Archives: curiosity

Monday thought of the week: nature’s original

A thought: A sense of curiosity is nature’s original school of education. – Smiley Blanton

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BOOK REVIEW: Secrets of the Apple Tree

I love nature books. We have lots of them in our house, and we check them out often from our library. And while there are many, many titles to choose from, sometimes one comes along that is in itself a … Continue reading

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Monday thought of the week: get out of their way

A thought: I’m often asked by parents what advice can I give them to help get kids interested in science? And I have only one bit of advice. Get out of their way. Kids are born curious. Period. I don’t … Continue reading

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Monday thought of the week: to flame again

A thought: While we are born with curiosity and wonder and our early years full of the adventure they bring, I know such inherent joys are often lost. I also know that, being deep within us, their latent glow can … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: curious

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Wednesday photo of the week: curious

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Monday thought of the week: curiosity-driven science

A thought: Cutting off fundamental, curiosity-driven science is like eating the seed corn. We may have a little more to eat next winter but what will we plant so we and our children will have enough to get through the … Continue reading

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Monday thought of the week: curiosity

A thought: A sense of curiosity is nature’s original school of education. – Smiley Blanton, Love or Perish, 1995 Via:

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Monday thought of the week: natural naturalists

A thought: In order to live with the environment, modern society should have appreciation, care, and concern for natural forces and beings. There is no better way to foster these attitudes than with our children, who have innate senses of … Continue reading

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Humanist Perspectives: Connecting Children to Nature

I did a guest post for the blog of the Foundation Beyond Belief, which I copy here: Humanist Perspectives: Connecting Children to Nature This post is part of our Humanist Perspectives series. In this series, we invite guest contributors to explore active … Continue reading

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