Playing & Exploring – Exploring

Right from the start even babies seem motivated to find out about things in the world. Find out what motivates children to explore their world and how they use what they find out to help solve problems.

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  • Characteristics of effective learning
  • Exploring
  • Object play
  • Resources
  • Motivation
  • Play
  • Testing
  • Predicting
  • Problem solving
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Right from the start,
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babies seem motivated to find out about things in the world.
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At first, they're keen to explore objects
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to see what they're like.
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He likes...
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Let him get it himself.
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He wants that.
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Well, no, if he wants it, he'll get it.
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He's got the heavy keys.
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They're very heavy.
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Ooh, he likes them.
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He likes to make a big noise with them.
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He does, he does!
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I making noise.
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They're highly motivated
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to see what they can do.
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They're like little scientists.
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Young children often need
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to repeat their actions again and again.
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Testing out how things work in different situations.
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Before they can communicate with language,
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children's interests can often be seen
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in their actions and movements.
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As they get older,
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children are still motivated to explore,
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to find out about things and try and predict
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what's going to happen.
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They use what they find out
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to help with solving practical problems.
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Yes, darlin'?
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Look what I made.
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I made a sand castle.
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A sand castle! Let me see.
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Oh, wow! It looks like a sand castle.
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How did you make it?
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It was made, there some mud in here.
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And how did you make the mud bits stick together?
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I put in some water and I put it in,
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and then it stick together.
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I put some more water, that's why.
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What's gonna happen if you put more water,
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oh you're putting more water down there, I see.
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Yeah.
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Can you see?