A grandmother, wanting to find out how she can keep the spark of curiosity alive in her grandkids. An archeologist, wanting to dig up answers on what makes some kids think differently than others. Mothers, teachers, fathers, students, librarians - all wanting to know - how can we make kids curious, interested and interesting?
Choose To Thinq conducted a special Curiosity Workshop at the British Library in Pune on January 30-31, aptly titled "Curiosity Saves the Cat". The participants came from all walks of life, but all were unified in wanting to learn the basic of all thought - curiosity and how to foster that in children.
Spread across two days and 12 hours, Ramanand led participants through a course of carefully constructed content with which they dissected curiosity in all its forms and discovered the various ways in which it could be harnessed and improved.
On the first day, participants found out the art of asking relevant questions, how to present information that triggers curiosity instead of killing it, the different ways in which curiosity manifests itself, guiding principles for curiosity designers and interesting sources of information for children.
On Day 2, participants learnt how memory works and how kids can remember things better. They also learnt to design games in order to improve curiosity of children in topics they may not be interested in.