When I was at college, every Wednesday I would go along to a local primary school and help out with their year two class. I have a very clear memory of this one time, during a science class, when one of the little 7 year olds looked up at me and said “what’s plastic made of?” At the time I can remember blanching, my mind frantically searching for the answer. I’m sure my Other Half will shake his head in shame when he reads this but I’m fairly sure I said “sand!”
If only I’d known at the time how much worse it would be answering the questions of a toddler. Which come every 5 minutes, about all kinds of subjects I have no hope of knowing the answers to.
“Why can’t animals talk?”
“Why doesn’t the moon fall down on us?”
“What happens to make it rain?”
All questions I have had aimed at me just this week alone!
The thing is, Meg has never been the kind of child you can fob off with a vague answer. She wants specifics, actual hardcore answers that she can get a handle on. The best I have ever been able to come up with is “let’s ask your Daddy” which sure enough she does within seconds of him coming through the door.
So, you can imagine my utter relief when I saw that some of the biggest minds in the country had come together in this brand new book “BIG QUESTIONS from little people…answered by some very big people”
Launched today this book asks 100 real questions from children aged five to twelve answered by some of our most knowledgeable experts in a child-friendly way. It’s every parents gold-mine! Or…mine at least!
The book was put together to raise money for the NSPCC with over half the advance and royalties going to the charity.
And if you have a burning BIG question from your little person that you’re struggling to answer you can tweet them @BigQuestionsBK or use #BIGQs
I received my copy of the book today and I’ll keep you informed on how I get on with it!!
Disclaimer: I was sent a copy of ‘Big Questions from little people…’ for the purpose of this post and my subsequent review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.