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Kids Are Born Curious. So Parents, Get Out Of Their Way


“We spend the first year of a child’s life teaching it to walk and talk and the rest of its life to shut up and sit down. There’s something wrong there.”

Astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson explains how adults can get in the way of children’s learning by trying to impose order and rules when kids’ curiosity is the best learning tool they have.

His advice for parents asking how to get kids interested in learning, and science in particular? “Get out of their way.”

And our favourite point: “Help them explore.”

Watch the short clip (or read the transcript) here.

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