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IEL Tip Sheet

Title: The Curious Child
Url: http://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets/curiouschild.htm
Languages: English
Spanish Version: El niņo curioso
http://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets-sp/curiouschild-sp.htm
Polish Version: Ciekawość świata u dzieci
http://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets-pol/curiouschild-pol.pdf
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Home
Family Child Care
Child Care Center
Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Parents/Family
Teachers/Caregivers
Keywords: Adult Child Relationship
Creativity
Emotional Development
Project Approach
Science
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Infants and Toddlers (Birth To Age 3)
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: LANGUAGE ARTS
SCIENCE
SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Goals: 1. Demonstrate increasing competence in oral communication (listening and speaking).
11. Demonstrate curiosity about the world and begin to use the practices of science and engineering to answer questions and solve problems.
30. Develop self-management skills to achieve school and life success and develop positive relationships with others.
Learning Standards: 1.B. Communicate effectively using language appropriate to the situation and audience.
11.A. Develop beginning skills in the use of science and engineering practices, such as observing, asking questions, solving problems, and drawing conclusions.
30.B. Recognize own uniqueness and personal qualities.
30.C. Demonstrate skills related to successful personal and school outcomes.
Benchmarks: 1.B.ECa. Use language for a variety of purposes.
1.B.ECb. With teacher assistance, participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners (e.g., peers and adults in both small and large groups) about age-appropriate topics and texts.
1.B.ECc. Continue a conversation through two or more exchanges.
11.A.ECd. Collect, describe, compare, and record information from observations and investigations.
30.C.ECa. Exhibit eagerness and curiosity as a learner.