Exploratory learning experiences are all about curiosity! They engage kids in hands-on investigation of materials, ideas, and concepts. During these experiences, kids get to be their own best resource – they use their physical senses and their sense for what is already familiar to them to pose and answer questions.

What is this?

How does it work?

Why does it work this way?

How else can I use this?

What will happen if I … ?

Exploratory learning experiences invite kids to experiment, invent, and create. When you plan experiences that create space for creativity and support the exploration of ideas or materials, you set the stage for self-directed learning that will stay with your kids into adulthood!

*Adapted from Wyoming’s Coherent Path to Quality


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