Preschool Storytime: I Wonder

Are you curious about anything? Maybe some of your questions will be answered by Katie and Boomer in I Wonder by K.A. Holt.

Kindergarten Readiness Tip

Curiosity is important to child development. When your children ask questions, try to answer concisely on a developmentally appropriate level. To make sure you are answering what they are really asking, ask them questions to narrow your answer. This helps you understand what they want to know and it helps them express themselves. Feed your child’s curiosity by checking out books on subjects they are interested in.

If your child (birth – 5th birthday) is not signed up to get a free book a month from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, sign them up now. All kids in Shawnee County are eligible for this fabulous book gifting program.

More Fun With Curiosity

Children love easy science experiments that build curiosity. One of my favorites is the color changing flowers experiment.  It is fun to see how the different colors are taken up into the flower.

Color Changing Flowers Experiment

Fun at Home with Kids have found the way to get the best vinegar and baking soda reactions, foaminess and bubbles, for your “volcano” experiments. They use a bowl and tall, skinny vases. I have seen the baking soda and vinegar mixtures used with volcano molds, homemade or store bought, and anything that can be hollowed out, like apples and pumpkins. This experiment brings joy, over and over again.

Baking Soda and Vinegar Experiments

Have a painter in your care? Use this homemade watercolors recipe and make your own paint! Let your child’s imagination soar as they make their own pictures!

Homemade Watercolors


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I am an outreach storyteller for the library. I worked in preschools before arriving at the library. I love my job and hope to help everyone enjoy reading.