That’s something parents encourage every day. But then you have to track down the answers! Luckily Nat Geo Family can help with some of the most common stumpers your kids will come up with.
—By Laura Goertzel
COMMON QUESTION #1
WHY DO I HAVE TO GO TO BED?
Children come up with all kinds of excuses to delay bedtime, but scientists know a secret: You can’t get smart without sleep. Show kids why well-rested brains are better equipped for so many things with this fun explanation from the book Why Not? Then inspire a less chaotic bedtime ritual with these photos of sleepy animals.
COMMON QUESTION #2
WHAT SHOULD I BE WHEN I GROW UP?
These videos will introduce your kids to cool jobs they might not even know exist, like spaceship designer, drone engineer, and penguin researcher. Then have them take a just-for-fun personality quiz to see which type of explorer they’re most like.
COMMON QUESTION #3
WHY CAN’T I EAT ICE CREAM ALL DAY?
On those days when “Because it’s bad for you” just won’t do, try this answer that uses simple science to respond to this age-old complaint. This video will show them it could always be worse—at least they don’t have to use a nine-foot-long tongue to get the foods their body needs!
GET THE SCOOP!
COMMON QUESTION #4
WHY DO TIGERS HAVE STRIPES?
Tigers would be in trouble otherwise! Show kids why with this answer from the book What Would Happen? Then have them discover which animal pattern would fit them best with this personality quiz.
GET THE ANSWER!
COMMON QUESTION #5
WHY IS THE SKY BLUE?
Actually, about 2.5 billion years ago the sky was orange! Get a kid-friendly explanation for why the sky looks the way it does today, then send your curious kids on a fact-finding mission to space.
EXPLAIN IT ALL!