Imagine what would happen if children were taught to live with passion and curiosity, always attuned to the world around them.
Think about the discoveries that would come about if young children were taught that mistakes are opportunities to learn. We’d create an entire generation of empowered, empathetic people ready to live and learn together.
Let’s do this.
Curiosity Packs inspire a love of learning by bringing families together to explore. Through age-appropriate activities, children will learn about letters, numbers, friendship, science, art, love, and every other intriguing subject you can imagine.
At the same time, parents will learn about their children’s learning. They will be engaged in magical inquiry as they see their children wonder about the world. And it’s not just wondering, though it is the first step to learning, fine-tuning, adjusting, and applying. We’ve just got to start with wonder. We’ve got to make it worth it.
About Lily, the creator of Curiosity Pack
My life’s mission is to inspire a love of learning. I believe that engagement is the key to academic success and that all students can learn when provided relevant, interesting contexts for learning.
I think kids learn best when they construct their own learning. I believe in learning through inquiry, allowing kids to harness their natural curiosity before being explicitly taught about a subject. But there is of course a time for explicit teaching (do we really think kids could figure out our number system without it?).
After seven years of teaching kindergarten and first grade, I became a parent. I spent years fully committed to the 22 students in my class, doing everything I could to help them learn, grow, and love.
After the birth of my daughter, something became cemented that I had always known: the power of parents. I knew this from my own life, I knew this from the lives of my students. But suddenly I was faced with the incredible and intimidating prospect of raising my own child. I believe that parents make the biggest difference in the lives of our children. We have the power to inspire and help our students persevere to learn, grow, and accomplish great things
More about me:
- I have an M.A. in Education from U.C. Berkeley’s Developmental Teacher Education Program. Through my experience in the program, I learned how important it is to consider children’s development when designing learning experiences.
- In my kindergarten and first grade classes, I worked together with an incredible teaching team to design real-life, engaging learning experiences like having our students create a huge rainforest in our hallway complete with bamboo, steam, and rainforest sounds.
- Since the birth of my daughter, I’ve worked as an instructional coach and student teaching supervisor, helping new teachers feel confident and inspired to make differences in the life of their students.
- I write a popular blog for teachers at Teaching Channel and am a curriculum consultant for education.com.
- My passion is curriculum design. I could design units and lessons all day. I believe that the best learning experiences are not confined to one subject area because life is not confined to one subject area.