This area of learning concerns exploring and investigating the natural and man-made world. Give your child safe access to the outdoors, taking him on walks to parks and places of interest such as museums and galleries. Children are never too young to enjoy seeing sculpture and paintings and it is essential that they learn from the earliest time to value creative arts and expression. Parents should take children to free museums to learn about the past and to a range of galleries to explain contemporary as well as ancient cultures.

Also, take your child to visit city farms and zoos so that he can learn about domestic and wild animals. Help him to understand where they come from, and the conditions in which they flourish. By taking an interest in live animals, children can make associations with the animals and environments that they read about in books and stories. Real experiences broaden their comprehension, as well as their ability to develop caring and sympathetic attitudes to living creatures.

Improve your child’s knowledge of technology by teaching him to use a wide range of electronic equipment as well as develop an interest in how they work by allowing him to take old circuits or old clocks apart so that he can inspect their innards. Taking things apart and putting them together again, or not, stimulates interest and curiosity. It is not destructive to take things apart, it is technical and scientific exploration and should be valued as such.

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