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Answering the Child's Why

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According to a Newsweek story “The Creativity Crisis” (no longer linkable), preschool kids ask their parents an average of 100 questions a day.

By middle school, they’ve basically stopped asking questions. Around this time, the article points out, student motivation and engagement plummets. In our opinion this is great news for adults who can finally get something done because they aren't being bothered all the time with questions that could be easily Googled.

This cautionary short film dramatizes actual situations in which youngsters ask questions about cats, cops, plants and death. You can really mess up a kid if you answer incorrectly, so pay attention along with Bridget and Mary Jo as they Answer The Child's Why.

Written by: Bridget Nelson and Mary Jo Pehl

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Average: 9.1 (25 votes)

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Release date

September 12, 2023


13 minutes