Explorative Play

Children explore the world through play. Through exploratory play they learn about the world and the effect they can have on the environment.

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Explorative Play

Children explore the world through play.  Through exploratory play they learn about the world and the effect they can have on the environment.  This type of play starts from very early in a child's life and is one of the first types of play they experience.

Exploratory play involves the child using all their Senses.

They will examine objects by looking, touching (with hands and mouths), listening and moving it to learn about how they can influence the world around them.  This type of play would include sand, water and messy play.

Early Explorative Play

From the first weeks of a babies life they begin to learn through explorative play.

It is important that babies have an opportunity to explore using all their senses.

GGC Staff are working on this area to bring you activity ideas for each of the senses.

Continuing to Encourage Explorative Play

As your child grows and develops the type of explorative play they engage in becomes more complex.

One type of explorative play is messy play.  

Here are some Activity Ideas

  •     Play Scotland have 4 booklets which are full of ideas for messy play.

 

  •   have more crafting ideas.

 

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By exploring different movement experiences your child learns about the environment as well as how to make their body move.

See the Energetic Play section for more information.