How Children Learn

We Hear and we Forget.
We See and We Remember.
We Do and We Understand.

Young children learn through their...

They see, hear, taste, feel, and smell.  By using all of their five senses, they learn about the objects and people around them.   


It is a time to learn about their bodies and how they operate in space.


When curiosity is giving the freedom to operate, it can lead to satisfying experiences.  Children enjoy learning.


This goes hand-in-hand with curiosity.  As children discover things for themselves, they want to name them, talk about them, ask questions and tell others either through spoken or body language how they feel and what they think.

Organizing Ability: 

Children sort out impressions and organize their experiences into patterns, which they use repeatedly in daily life to form continually new learnings. 

Children learn in the following ways...

To poke, peer, push and pull at things around them.  To ask, "Why?"  To take apart and put together.  To try, fail and try again.  They learn that mistakes are a natural part of learning, and they learn to gain pleasure by accomplishment. 


By doing an activity over and over again, children develop new dimensions in learning, as well as reinforce past learning. 


Young children learn by copying what adults and other children do.  When children have a warm relationship with another person, the desire to imitate is very strong.


Moving, dancing, singing, and creative art activities are the building blocks of learning.  Children learn by doing.


Other children and adults give children the pleasure and attention they need to make new efforts toward continued growth.