As children grow, they will be discovering things using all five senses. This program builds on the fine and gross motor skills being developed during the first year allowing for exploration and play in a safe, responsive setting. We interact with them allowing them to copy simple actions of the people around them. We have them experimenting with toy instruments, exploring textures, colors, and learning a variety of words and sounds through playing with other children. Infants will begin making early attempts at speaking by learning to understand a wide variety of words by listening, observing, and engaging. We will further interact by using sounds and gestures to express needs, wants, and interests. We will further incorporate their leaning by having the children listen to books read aloud.