Children have a particular way of learning. They come into the world with curiosity and with the firm intention of exploring everything that is put in front of them. The basis of their learning is through play and discovery, therefore, it is important to let them face the world and at the same time, go hand in hand with them along the way, giving them tools that stimulate their imagination, creativity and desire. to keep discovering new things.
From a very young age, children find a way to answer important questions: what happens when you throw food on the ground? What happens if you hit the surface of the water in your tub with the palm of your hand? They realize how some principles of nature work. And all the reactions they cause lead them to feel more curious and more willing to continue exploring their surroundings.
The world of a young child is full of new things: flavors, textures, games, sounds and places. How they approach them is a learning process in itself
That being the case, how can you encourage this way of learning to be maintained? The answer is easy: making them feel confident about themselves, and fostering their independence. Children who feel safe are more likely to keep asking, questioning, and exploring when they start talking and walking.
You must bear in mind that all children learn and develop differently. Your child may be more shy, or bolder. There will be children who will be quick to touch whatever slimy, interesting-looking thing is put in front of them, and others will hold back more. There are some who don’t even like to get dirty. You have to know that both types of children are curious in their own way, but they all have one point in common and that is that they are aware of you, they observe you: when you cook, when you are in front of your computer screen, when you clean the house , when you read. And that’s their way of learning, through imitating you and the adults around them.
It is also important to provide a safe and stimulating environment for them, so that they can learn at home as well. It is not necessary to go out all the time to soak up the possibilities of the world, that kind of learning can also take place in the home environment, indoors.
You can promote exploration and curiosity within your home in two ways:
- Through the conscious choice of children’s furniture and ideal spaces to develop their motor skills and at the same time stimulate their imagination and sense of adventure.
- Through special toys that stimulate their senses enough to arouse their curiosity, but that at the same time do not overwhelm them but rather encourage them to invent, imagine and create.
When you see that your child is curious about something, stop and admire what aroused his fascination. It can be something simple like a box, a plant, or an empty plastic bottle (I know many cases of children who love to play with plastic bottles, it is normal). I am aware that we are living at full speed, especially in recent times, and that sometimes we find it difficult to make ourselves room to breathe, but we must make an effort to encourage, reinforce and applaud when our children show us something that they are excited about.
How can Wiwiurka help your children learn by discovering?
Wiwiurka furniture is made to encourage play and stimulate imagination. So that they try different ways to take advantage of a piece of furniture, or to play with the most magical silk in the world.
Some of our recommended products for this particular task are:
- Stick horses, which also help coordination.
- The silks and costumes of Sarah’s Silks, from dresses, to kites, makeshift tents, whatever you can think of!
- The Wiwi wagon, to store all the great treasures they discover
- Colored discs, which with your imagination can be transformed into coins, small plates, rainbow food or whatever your mind imagines.
All these toys are ideal companions to discover the world through colors and textures. Raising little scientists begins with trust, love, and the freedom to explore and play with things that are exciting and full of possibilities. The curious child – they all are – will always know what to do.