inquisitive_icon_fillChildren love to explore new things, especially when playing. By using their natural curiosity as they explore the world around them children expand their minds – they start to learn why something has happened and what could be done differently to achieve different results next time.

As children explore and try new experiences they become more self-assured, learn about risks, and ultimately expand their minds, giving them the confidence to ask more questions of life generally. From exploring the local park to conducting experiments in the bath, children are testing out their physical and mental boundaries all the time too!

Inquisitive benefits of play:
Inquisitive benefits of play
  • Expand their minds
  • Ask more questions
  • Learn to test boundaries
  • Learn to test out theories and knowledge
  • Encourage exploration and innovation
  • Learn about the world around them
  • Learn about risks

Activities that promote these benefits:
  • Exploring new places
  • Treasure hunts
  • Conducting experiments
  • Adventures (outdoors or indoors)
  • Cooking
  • Using toys in new ways
  • Taking things apart and trying to put them back together again
 Inquisitive benefits of play



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