This book has been written by the former Children’s laureate, Michael Rosen who also wrote a book we all know and love, “We’re going on a bear hunt”!
He discusses where his own love of learning comes from right at the beginning –
In reflecting on what his parents and siblings taught him:
“Be curious, endlessly curious. Go on asking questions. Never stop wondering why. Or how. Or when. OR where. Never stop wondering why or how one things links to another. How something changed. How one thing turned into another. How something died out. How something else started up”.
He has five children of his own and says he was prompted to write the book to remind us that learning should take place alongside our children. Learning is not something we do TO our children!
Check this book out and get a feeling for how learning can take place everywhere! when ‘out and about’ as a family, during chats at tea-time, when planting something in the garden, in the supermarket, in the park…it is inspiring, exciting to read and encourages parents to think about their own curiosity for asking questions….and how we can pass that on……