Q: Why is it important to study real objects with our children? A: In order to be excellent at something you must explore it, practice it and gain knowledge of it. This is true no matter what the object or topic is. Examples: You won't learn how to take care of plants by playing with plastic plants. You need real plants. If you want to be excellent at playing the piano you need to explore one, practice playing and gain knowledge of musical notes, melodies, rhythms, etc. To become an excellent chef you need to cook with real food. Can you imagine the gifts we can give our children by exploring real objects with them! Go explore!!!