COEL – Playing and exploring

Babies are born with an innate desire to find out about their world. They want to know all about objects and people.

Through their play and explorations they gradually build an understanding about how the people and objects in their world work. All the time they’re gathering information and learning to predict what these things will do. Through play they build on what they’ve learned and seek out challenges, learning by trial and error. It enables a can do attitude where children are willing to have a go and are continual explorers.

Understand playing and exploring

Observe playing and exploring