How to Nurture Curiosity & Critical Thinking Skills in Kids

J.R. Becker will discuss how to cultivate curiosity and healthy skepticism in children, why it is important, and how he implements these tactics in his children’s books on “big questions for little thinkers” in science and philosophy. 

After becoming a father, J.R. Becker was inspired to found the Annabelle & Aiden children’s book series, dedicated to inspiring a new generation of scientists, thinkers, and all-around adventurers. The first book, on evolution, was banned by Christian World News, and went on to become a #1 Bestseller on Amazon. Since it launched in late-2016, the 7-book series has won various awards, raised over $100,000 on Kickstarter, and has sold over 30,000 copies. J.R. Holds a BA in Philosophy, and a Juris Doctorate from Emory University’s School of Law. When he is not wearing his lawyer hat or playing drums, J.R. is taking in all the science & philosophy podcasts and books he can, and dreaming up whimsical ideas for future children’s stories that will both entertain and inform. Joseph lives in New Jersey with his wife Leah, and three children, Annabelle, Aiden, & Liam. Learn more: