(Note to readers: I was asked by Scholastic Parent & Child to write this post and compensated for this review. My opinion—as always—remains my own.)
Why is the sky blue? How come dogs have toenails? Is it true that bullfrogs don’t sleep?
As a parent, you just never know what question could come out of your child’s mouth next, and it is often humbling to find out just how little you know when they hit their curiosity stage.
When my children ask me a question on a topic I never stopped and considered before, I like to suggest they look it up online. It’s unlikely they’re going to run to a computer and log on in search of the answer, but a new children’s phone app may have their answers at their fingertips, no matter where we are.
The KidQ app from Scholastic Parent & Child is packed with answers to the kinds of things your kids want to know…and even though it’s designed for little ones, I believe kids of all ages (even me, as an adult) will find interesting.
I get a kick out of learning new things with my children, and they have a lot of fun finding out about things that strike them as odd and interesting (things they may never be tested on in school, but could ignite a new hobby or passion).
Go ahead and download the free app by clicking here.
Spend five minutes playing with it with your children and let me know if you didn’t learn SOMETHING new.
The key is to make sure you do it together…to make this something that gets you talking with your kids. You never know where this one question and answer could lead in the conversation that follows. There are fun facts that follow each answer…we find those as interesting as the answers.
The app is even set up so that you can have a question of the day sent to you each day at a specific time. I set mine up for 6:40am, right when we’re getting ready for the youngest to head to school, just to get her mind in gear for learning—and to remind her that it’s fun to find out new things.
Today’s question: Why do feet smell?
Now you need to download the app to get the answer (when you search, be sure you plug in Scholastic Kids as part of the search or you may end up with the wrong app). Feel free to come back and comment below about what new thing you learned with the app.