Get your child to see that history is all around them – where they walk, where they live, where they go to school. Ask questions about the type of people that may have lived there and the kind of lives they may have lived. How did children keep themselves entertained in the past?
Help your child to find answers to questions. Take them to a local history museum, the library or a historical event.
If you are going on a long journey, play games with them that are history-based. For example, get them to spot buildings that have timber frames.
Watch history programmes on TV.
The best way to teach questioning skills is to ask ‘what if' questions. Encourage them to question, not accept. If the wheel hadn’t been invented what would have happened? History is the best lesson for practising asking and answering questions.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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