Saturday, December 12, 2009

Questions, questions, questions

It has been said that where there are no questions, there are no answers (well, actually, I made that one up!) but the phrase remains true. In every walk of life, questions are the integral concept of our growth and advancement. Questions arise from the hidden creativity inside us, the part of our minds that naturally want to find out more about the world around us.

Questions are vital in learning English. They are asked at home, at work, at play. Every day and most probably every hour, we ask questions. I wonder how many of these questions we ask, get answers? And how many go unanswered?

Our daughter Lauren is going through the phase of development which involves inundating one's parents with seemingly endless quantities of questions. The two most popular right now are "What is that?" closely followed by "What is it doing?" Yes, at times, it becomes pretty wearisome responding to a plethora of questions, many of them often repeated. It does however, highlight the rapid growth of a young child's intellectual development as they seek to learn absolutely everything that happens around them.

How refreshing it would be if us adults desired to know the reasons and causes of all things too, just as our young ones do.


  1. Keep answering those questions Duncan. Fill her little mind with wonderful knowledge.

    (This is a lovely photo by the way. I can see a lot of you in her sometimes).

  2. Yes now I look I can see me in her too!


Thank you for your thoughts, comments and opinions. I'll be responding soon! I will not be publishing anonymous comments so make sure you leave your name with your comment!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...