This chapter explores child development through children's everyday play encounters with people, places and things, and begin to consider play in the womb and continue using encounters of children as they grow and develop. If we looks at many of the characteristics of effective early learning being displayed when the baby is only moments old. Looking at the characteristics of effective learning, we can see many elements of playing and exploring here, in this third encounter. The chapter focuses on hearing, along with the connection between hearing and production of sound. In the second and third encounters, we see how very young babies are interested in others and are capable of forming close relationships. This encounter highlights how the physical development of movement, in this case crawling, opens up new worlds and experiences for children.