Lifecycles... About a Butterfly

Children are active learners exploring the world through touch, sight, sound, taste, smell and movement. The child’s brain develops rapidly through physical explorations and their active engagement with others who speak and respond to their interests. Periods of uninterrupted play give children time to invent, investigate and discover, using a rich variety of open-ended materials and resources. Time in the natural world builds confidence and supports discovery.  As children learn and develop they expand their scientific thinking skills. When given opportunities to generate questions about situations and phenomena, make predictions, carry out systematic courses of action and evaluate results they build further on their skills and knowledge.