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How does metal taste?

How does metal taste? I bet you remember with crystal clarity - and more than a touch of revulsion - what a copper coin tastes like on your tongue. But you probably haven't tried it since you were two or three years old.

The early years of childhood are a time for experimentation and fun, of deep learning and engagement. But when school starts, we can fall into the trap of focusing on traditional subjects. There is less time to explore and pursue new interests. Life is less fun.

As adults, there can be whole years of our lives when not much happens. It's only when we try something new that we feel alive.

The key to learning is to keep it interesting. If it's interesting you pay more attention. If you pay more attention, you're more likely to remember it.

Seeing dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum for the first time is memorable. But, in its own way, inviting your child to help chop the vegetables for the first time is equally so.

What could you do to keep that sense of wonder alive for your child?

What new experience could you offer today?
August 21, 2018 By Alexis Ralphs
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