Mystery is simply a puzzling question that we want to answer.
Mysteries appeal to young and old, so I thought what better place to foster a detective then The Prairies where the largest number of crop circles are found in Canada. My second book is a detective fiction mystery.
The existence of crop circles is real but after decades of studies, the question of who or what is making them is still unclear.
In order to solve the mystery, one needs to observe and process information without rushing i.e., develop insight. The other half of insight is to continuously apply and test any insights gained, thereby expanding the depth of understanding i.e., becoming wise.
Someone once said, “We get wise by asking questions.”
Well, children are great at asking questions. However, we often don’t have the time or answers for them immediately. I enjoyed having a “Question Wall” for children to put up their questions. This allowed for a way to go back and re-engage to some of the questions and explore the answers together (perhaps through books from the library or other resources) in an interactive and meaningful way.