In a study that sought to examine the association of curiosity with early academic achievement, curiosity was associated with greater kindergarten reading and math academic achievement. Curiosity may be an important, yet under-recognized contributor to academic achievement. Fostering curiosity may optimize academic achievement at kindergarten, especially for children with low SES.
Shah, P. E., Weeks, H. M., Richards, B., & Kaciroti, N. (2018). Early childhood curiosity and kindergarten reading and math academic achievement. Pediatric Research. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41390-018-0039-3