What to pay attention to as a parent and how your children learn.
Paying attention is being conscious. It is being in the moment - and young children are very good at it because they are still accumulating information and have not yet developed behaviour that steers them away from paying attention.
For the parent, pay attention to what your child is attracted to, how she responds to it and how she touches or picks things up, for her movements and behaviour will give you clues.
It is worth remembering that children under 3 learn most from what they see. I'ts therefore advisable to show children first how something is done or used, back it up with language and then sit back and observe.
Buy a copy of 'How to Hold a Glue Stick' for practical clues about what to pay attention to.