Stephanie's Interview with Jenna Bush Hager
Tags: Jenna Bush Hager,, Literacy, Curiosity, Inspiring Kids
Posted: 2011-07-06 09:28:03 By:


Educator and Today Show Correspondent Jenna Bush Hager has joined forces with the National Center for Family Literacy to get the word out about the organization's site  We asked Jenna about the curiosity-infused site and her own inspirations.

Stephanie: Wonderopolis seems so perfect for school-aged kids that are full of questions and wonder. What do you like best about the site?

Jenna: I like the fact focuses on kids of all ages – little, school-aged and also brings alive the wonder and questions for adults. We need to remember to share those moments with children.

Stephanie:  Wonderopolis encourages kids to ask questions, to be curious. As a child, did you have a family member and/or teacher that inspired you to explore?

Jenna: My entire family are reading enthusiasts. In particular, my mother exposed
me to many of the world’s wonders while she was First Lady. I learned so
much about our world from those experiences.

Stephanie:  I really love that the site promotes kids learning together with their
parents and that the focus on the journey of discovery is almost as
important as the answer. Was that part of your experience as a child?

Jenna: Yes. Learning and reading, specifically, were always expected of the
children. Reading often came first!

Stephanie:  As an educator, what were the biggest challenges you faced to get a
reluctant student engaged with reading?

Jenna: Rather than challenges, I found the best way was to engage them – learn everything you could about the student, their family and what they needed to succeed.

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