Wonderopolis Nurtures Your Child’s Curiosity


Do your kids ask a ton of questions? My son comes up with a stumper for me at least once per day. I have no idea how parents handled curious children in the days before easy Internet access!

If you’re looking for a way to nurture your child’s curiosity, Wonderopolis is a great place for young trivia fanatics to visit. It answers questions over 900 questions, including :

  • Can you tickle yourself?
  • How big is your carbon footprint?
  • Where is the biggest castle in the world?
  • What is a monsoon?

Each question is answered in kid-friendly terms. There are also features like experiment ideas and lists of new vocabulary words to help enhance the learning experience. If you’re a homeschooling mom, this seems like it would be really helpful resource for independent learning projects.

If your child comes up with a question that isn’t already featured on the site, there is a form to nominate it as the “Wonder of the Day.” Your child can get credit as the source of the idea, which would be cool for kids who want to have their “15 minutes of fame” in a positive way.

Wonderopolis is a creation of the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) that is supported by the Verizon Foundation. Additional support comes from The Annenberg Foundation, Better World Books, and Humana.

Wonderopolis was named one of TIME Magazines Top Websites in 2011.

Personally, I’m thinking this site will be handy during summer vacation so that I can keep my son from complaining he’s bored every other minute.



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