Exploration is the road to learning. Kids first explore when very young (6-18 months), but another time that kids focus on exploring is when they begin trying out every new thing they hear about – playing all the sports, trying out every musical instrument, and/or testing out all sorts of hobbies.
They are likely to try out everything, but stick to nothing. This might be as they begin elementary school and maybe again as they begin middle school.
It’s normal for kids at those ages to start a lot of things, but not always want to finish what they start. They are in a phase of discovery – figuring out what turns them on, what floats their boat, what they are good at, what makes them a star.
Inspired by A VIOLIN FOR ELVA by Mary Lyn Ray
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