Curious is to be eager to learn how and why things happen.
It is curiosity that engenders a sense of exploration and instigates further investigation of the world around us. Curiosity is what drives children to touch, taste, smell, and truly experience their environment. A curious child is a captive student, open to any tidbit of knowledge, and brimming with a desire to share.
In order to perpetually pique our student's curiosity, we must surround them with materials that arouse their interest, indulge their senses, and inspire their questions.
The following quote encapsulates the role of the educator as it pertains to curiosity:
"The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards." Anatole France