How to Teach This Book
Kids are naturally curious about the world around them. Sharing books such as They Say Blue encourages kids to observe, ask questions, use their imaginations, and seek information. Help students experience the joys of wonder, possibility, exploration, and discovery. Encourage them to generate ideas for a passion project—something they want to know more about, learn how to do, or create. Guide them to resources and give them the time to develop their project and feel confident in their new knowledge so they can present their learning journey and products to peers and parents.
Questions for Discussion or Reflective Writing
- What is color?
- What is silence?
- What do you wonder about?
- What do you pay attention to when you walk outside?
- How can you get answers to your questions?
- What would life be like if no one asked questions?
Additional Resources for Teaching About the Importance of Curiosity
- Curiosity: The Force Within a Hungry Mind from Edutopia
- Mystery Bags to Develop Observation and Inference Skills from Scholastic
- Learn more about the Genius Hour movement to get students to explore their own passions
- Reading Is Fundamental support materials
- Explore with Curious Kids videos