Curiosity and exploration happen all the time for infants and toddlers! They become increasingly fascinated by the world and those around them, which offers opportunity for their creativity and imagination to grow and develop. Take time to observe the infants and toddlers in your care and write down what you notice that fits with the characteristics highlighted below.
- Infants and toddlers have a natural curiosity about the environment and explore within the context of nurturing and responsive relationships.
- Infants and toddlers use all of their senses to explore the world around them.
- Infants and toddlers display moments of pure focus as they explore places, combine materials and try out their ideas.