Things we love – Wonderopolis

Have you – or your kids – ever wondered:

“Why do bees buzz?”
“Why are they called ‘ears’ of corn?”
“Why do you yawn?”
“Why do birds fly in a ‘v’?”

There’s a brand new website set up to helping you discover answers to questions such as these, in a fun way that you and your kids can explore together. It’s called, and it’s devoted to fueling the passion for learning and literacy in your family.

Each day, you’ll find a clever wonder that is specially designed to kindle learning, fun, and further curiosity. Each “wonder” gives you an immediate new bit of knowledge, as well as more activities, vocabulary words and videos to help you all learn more.

These daily wonders are brought to you, free of charge, by the National Center for Family Literacy and are designed to help you find learning moments right there in everyday life.

Check it out today with your kids. Read the wonder together and maybe try an activity. You might just discover a new daily tradition.

Here’s today’s wonder:


  1. Hi,

    We are a team of Boston University students currently researching on the product development of an educational toy called Chatter Chimp. Your article is similar to something we published on our blog today about children’s display of affection for their caregivers. We have explored many other questions and parenting tips.

    Our product idea, Chatter Chimp, is both an educational toy and phone which helps children ages 3 to 8 develop great communication skills. The phone is a monkey-shaped phone, whose tummy has an Android-based touch screen, where children can play educational toys there to further their communication skills. What’s more is children can make use of the phone to practice the communication skills they learn from the educational games.

    Check out our website: and our blog to give us some feedback!

    Have a good day!

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