Exploration and discovery birth - 8 months
Young infants between birth and 8 months are learning about the world around them by exploring and discovering. This useful chart helps parents and caregivers understand infants and support their quest to explore and discover the world around them. United States
Exploration and discovery 8 - 18 months
Young children between 8 and 18 months are keen explorers. They discover who they are, learn about their feelings, about moving and communicating and about people, objects etc. This useful chart helps parents and caregivers understand babies support their quest to explore and discover the world around them. United States
Exploration and discovery 18 months - 3 years
Toddlers need lots of opportunities to explore their world. They learn about their feelings, about moving and communicating and about people and objects. This simple chart supports parents/caregivers to give toddlers opportunities for exploration and discovery. United States
A tactile environment for babies
A small service's community project, using recycled materials to develop a multisensoral, creative environment for babies and young children. United Kingdom.
Wonder, exploration and discovery
Simple activities to encourage young children to explore and discover their environment. Ways that we as parents and caregivers can build children's sense of wonder through discovery and investigation as beginning scientists. United States.
Exploration and learning support self-esteem
Help strengthen young children's self-esteem by supporting them to be open to new challenges and tasks. Encouraging young children to explore, be persistent, and to show initiative and curiosity all support healthy self-esteem. United States.
Book: Exploring water with young children - The Young Scientist Series
Book: Just investigate! Science and technology experiences for young children
Book: Just discover! Connecting young children with the natural world
Book: Hollyhocks and honeybees: Gardening projects for young children
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