Today sees the launch of a wonderful new book compiled by Gemma Elwin Harris.
Big Questions from Little People is a collection of genuine questions asked by primary school pupils and answered by a range of ‘very big people’ including Sir David Attenborough, Bear Grylls and my personal favourite, Jarvis Cocker!
The opportunity to review this book has come at a great time for us. Esther and William are now two years old and are becoming very curious about their world.
I no longer, for example, go to the toilet alone because the wonder of mummy on the big potty is just too much to ignore. So off to the loo we all go with questions from my adorable children including, ‘What’s that sound?’ ‘What’s Mama doing?’ and ‘Where’s that wee gone?’
Last week we lost my husband’s Grandad and we deliberated for a long time about whether or not to take our children to the family funeral service. In the end we decided against for many reasons including that they would just have too many questions that we might not want or be able to answer at that time.
Children love to ask questions and they have no sense of what is appropriate and when.
I have very crooked teeth and I will never forget one of my pupils asking me when I taught Year 2 why my teeth were all broken. I will also always remember a young year 4 boy asking me why Jesus’ disciples were eating his body and drinking his blood.
Esther and William are just beginning to question what goes on around them and I am looking forward to helping them to learn and to learning alongside them too.
The Big Questions book I am sure will make a great starting point for preparing me for the years and questions to come.
I have just received the book today and am about to start reading so please do come back to the blog for our full review.
In the meantime, can you answer any of these? Jarvis Cocker can!!
How do you fall in love?
How far away is space?
Why can’t we live forever?
Why is space so sparkly?
Why do we have music?
Is it ok to eat a worm?