What are some of the best questions/answers asked/given by kids?
Once my six year old son asked me: mom can you tell me why a human baby takes so long to walk on its own, while the young ones of animals walk immediately after birth?
I was still thinking and trying to give him the most appropriate answer, he came back with his simple answer almost immediately after he questioned: because humans have two legs, so we have to learn balancing like riding a bicycle, but animals have four legs, hence they stand firmly
within minutes after birth.
My son, aged 8 asked
"How are dolphins like tomatoes?"
I didn't know. I have asked many people this question. None have gotten it. His answer
A dolphin is a mammal that lots of people think is a fish and a tomato is a fruit that a lot of people think is a vegetable.
This poem, by a 4th grader in New York City, asks a question:
The races of the world
Are like the colors of a rainbow.
Would a rainbow of one color
Valuable lesson learnt from a five year old.
Little girl: Why do we call the man who picks up garbage bag from our home everyday as kachrawala(garbage man)?
Mother: Because he collects kachra(garbage)!
Little girl: How come he is kachrawala(garbage man). He collects garbage and keeps the environment clean. He should be called safaiwala(cleanliness man) and it is we who spread more garbage so we should be called kachrawala (garbage man).
I had a friend's daughter over to our house to play one day, she was about 4 or 5. She had lived in apartments her whole life and we had a fire going in our fireplace. She looked at me and said "Why are you cooking wood?"
Story of a 6-year-old kid.
Teacher: How old is your father?
Kid: He is 6 years.
Teacher: What? How is this possible?
Kid: He became father only when I was born.
My daughter was about 3. We were studying birds and I explained that birds lay eggs. Emma said, "Not all birds lay eggs." I thought about that for a minute then I asked her, "Which birds don't lay eggs?" and she said, "The boy birds don't.
My 7 year old had answers for what B.C. and A.D. mean: "Before Computers" and "After Dinosaurs".