We have began a study on infants exploration with paper! We are using the paper to foster learning. The paper is used as a provocateur for infants to develop new perspectives. It is varied and flexible, it can broaden infants’ understanding about the possibilities inherent in a material and expand their awareness of others’ approaches. We will spend the next few months introducing paper in different forms and textures to encourage exploration.
It has started with us placing wrapping paper and the cardboard rolls in the middle of the room. They immediatley began moving toward, reaching for, grasping, and manipulating the paper.