Young children are constantly learning by experimenting, thinking and problem-solving. They enjoy actively engaging with their environment. This includes observing things and people as well as listening to and making sounds and words. They also explore objects and experiment with textures and materials such as water, sand and dirt.
Whilst children use all of their senses to learn, what they see and what they learn from what they see is vital, as it is for adults. Around 90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual in nature and is processed very quickly. Studies show that we typically retain 65% of the information that is visual compared with only 10 to 20% of information that is written or spoken.