By: Elaine Hou, Instructional Guide

When you think back to your first years in the world, what kinds of questions did you ask? Were they narrow questions with one set answer, or big questions with endless possibilities? Children at a young age naturally bring a big curiosity about the world around them and inside them. They don’t usually ask “What color is the sky?” but rather, “Why is the sky blue?” They first ask, “How did we get here?”, only to later let the fear of not having an answer make their questions smaller. “How did we get here?” becomes “It is because it must be so. How do I replicate what I’ve been told must be so?”