The other day my 4-year-old was playing an Angry Birds racing game on my iPad. He’s typically very competitive and hates losing at ANYTHING. At one point he said, “Dad I wanted to see what happens when I drive off the side of the bridge.”
"Yeah? What happens buddy?"
I was so pleased to see him using this type of investigative thinking. The “mistake” of course cost him the race. But the knowledge he gained helped make him a better player. I made sure to praise him for that endlessly.