A teacher, if he is indeed wise, does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your own mind.
~ Kahlil Gibran ~
Children have a natural curiosity and creativity- and express it freely when young. They are able to learn new things rapidly, becoming proficient at communicating in their native language in their first five years.
For a child the way of learning seems more akin to play then study. They are able to master many things on their own, supported and guided by adults but also highly self directed.