This is not just a study in motion, but a study in exploration as they encounter the contents of their world. Five senses are feverishly at work along with a grasping mind to order, understand, and master the objects of interactions of the expanding world.
It doesn't take an expert to know that there are learning and development going on here, amidst what we call play.
In fact, at this age, play is the principal means by which a young child learns, developmentally speaking, play is a serious business.
Children develop and learn through exploring the objects that populate their environment. They learn all kinds of concepts through the things with which they come with the content, such as
- cause and effect.
Researchers have documented that an object rich environment actually promotes physical brand development.
Objects are important to young children.
And yet for the child with an autistic spectrum disorder, play follows anything but a normal development pattern.
For families living with ADHD or autism, preventing meltdowns is everything. Goally reduces stress by enabling kids to complete routines independently goalie, reinventing routines.
The repetitive stereotypic and transient interactions with objects and people don't suggest exploration so much as retreat.