It’s a very good question, and one I feel sure my mum would have known the answer to when I was little.
When Belle asks me questions like this, I tend to try to look thoughtful and say things like ‘Hmm… good question, you should definitely look that up’, as though I actually do know, but just want her to gain the research skills. In reality, my thought process is going something like this:
It is easy to get distracted by quiche recipes you know.
Help is at hand though for uninformed parents like me.
Does my goldfish know who I am? is a wonderful book, compiled to raise money for the NSPCC, that tackles the perennial parental problem of the ever-inquisitive child. Featuring over 300 real questions from primary school aged children, it offers bite-sized answers from world class experts – digestible in under 60 seconds. It features lots of well known names such as Sir David Attenborough, Prof Brian Cox, Paul McCartney and Miranda Hart, answering questions like: