Wonder comes easily to children. They love to ask questions and understand the way things work. Those of you with toddlers in the “Why?” phase know this to be especially true. They’ll ask why they can’t have a third cup of hot cocoa, why they can’t climb up the bookshelf, and why their stuffed dog can’t bark. To some, it may be a relief when this constant questioning fades. But those of you with teenagers know it inevitably does, and you might long, not for a moment of quiet, but for your child to ask a question once in a while. So although wonder may come naturally to humans – especially at first – it must be cultivated over the course of a lifetime.
To read more about how a classical education inspires wonder in its students, read more from Common Sense Classical here.