Knowledge & understanding of the world
Babies & children find out about the world through exploration & from a variety of sources, including their families & friends, the media & through what they see & hear. Babies & children need regular opportunities to learn about different ways of life, to be given accurate information & to develop positive & caring attitudes towards others. Children should be helped to learn to respect & value all people & learn to avoid misapprehensions & negative attitudes towards others when they develop their knowledge & understanding of the world. Children should be involved in the practical applications of their knowledge & skills which promote self-esteem through allowing them to make decisions about what to investigate & how to do it.