Neil DeGrasse Tyson advised, if you want children to be interested in science, get out of their way! It was abrupt, but so true.
Imagine if we tested toddlers as they’re learning to walk... I’m sorry Simon, but you toddled one too many times. Now try it again. No, no! Lead with your right foot. There, that’s better... This morning you made it around the coffee table holding on. This time, I want you to walk across the room without any assistance! Hmmm... I’m sorry, that is partially proficient. We need to practice more... You can have your nap after we finish this little obstacle course I plotted for you... I don’t understand...the book says you should be able to do this now.
“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” Plutarch