Children's curiosity about the natural world is a powerful catalyst for their activities. You can take advantage of this by asking questions about seasonal changes and listening to your child’s observations. Your interest and attention may lead to some valuable learning opportunities that otherwise might escape their attention. Ask questions that require your child to make comparisons, remember events in a sequence and make predictions. These thinking skills are important for scientific enquiry as well as reading/listening comprehension. Your open-ended and exploratory conversations with your child lay a great foundation for later school success.