Essential to our approach is the understanding that children learn through play and through diverse interactions with adults, other children and the environment. They learn through their curiosity, and by attending to those things which spark their interest and their motivation. They learn through observation, imitation, trial and error, and reflection. They learn with their minds, but also through all their senses and with their whole bodies. They learn in conscious, deliberate, ways, and in ways which escape volition –but are nonetheless powerful. They learn from our words, but more importantly, from our actions.