Think about safety first
Always pay attention, and be ready to warn your child about danger.
Think about your child's view of the world
Be patient. Children of all ages learn through exploration, so do your best to remain patient if your child seems to take their time discovering the world around them.
Find ways to stay interested as your child explores
Research tells us that a parent's reaction to a baby's explorations will help determine whether or not he will continue a particular activity. In most situations parents become bored with an exploration activity long before the child does. So try to keep your facial expressions and body language showing interest and excitement.
Include your interests in your child's exploration
Toddlers in particular love to be included. For example, if you love gardening, give your child a small shovel and invite her to work alongside you.
Give your child new experiences to try. For example, if he loves putting sand in a bucket, encourage him to use water instead. This helps him develop creativity and feel good about trying new things.
Expect some frustration
Remember that your child or baby is testing to see how the world works; the testing is not an attempt to drive you crazy.
See the world through your child's eyes and at his pace-you will both enjoy it.
What are some of your child's favorite things to explore? Do you have any recommendations on tips for allowing your child to explore?