What is the quickest way to spark your child's curiosity and hunger for knowledge?
Ask good questions.
Let them hang in the air.
Let them marinate in a child's mind.
When they figure out the answer, they OWN it.
Often a well chosen question brings questions in response.
Something I've found useful, especially when introducing new topics is to write down ALL my child's questions as they come.
When a child see's their question in writing, they feel like their thought process is significant and valuable.
They also feel that suddenly learning is about satisfying their desire for knowledge, instead of simply listening to what some one else considered important.
Have you ever been asked a life changing question!?