Children explore the world through play. Through exploratory play they learn about the world and the effect they can have on the environment. This type of play starts from very early in a child's life and is one of the first types of play they experience.
Exploratory play involves the child using all their Senses.
They will examine objects by looking, touching (with hands and mouths), listening and moving it to learn about how they can influence the world around them. This type of play would include sand, water and messy play.