Curiosity and learning

Mandlik, Sharmila Govande nee (2014) Curiosity and learning. Learning Curve (22). pp. 40-42.

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A toddler was playing in the sandpit for the first time, under the watchful eye of his mother. Her attention shifted as her cellphone rang and the little boy, oblivious of his surroundings, was deeply engrossed in holding sand in his hand. He seemed to be thrilled with the experience of sand slipping out of his fist as he kept repeating the action of picking up sand in his fist over and over again. Gradually curiosity took over and this time he brought his fist to his mouth and was about to get the taste of sand, when his mother pulled him up in her arms and shouted, “ eat, sand dirty, you bad boy”. The following few weeks the child was not allowed to play in the sand and was contained in his stroller.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Mandlik, Sharmila Govande nee
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Early childhood education, Early childhood care and Educational
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
Full Text Status: Public
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