PlayArt and The Pedagogical Curriculum
Day care should promote children's well-being, learning, development and education - and with The pedagogical curriculum play is newly legislated as a value in itself. Play is important for children's social and personal learning, development and education. Education and play are new concepts in The pedagogical curriculum, but these are not new concepts in either pedagogical or artistic/aesthetic practice.
Although culture, aesthetics and community have their own theme in The pedagogical curriculum, arts and culture activities can encompass the whole spectrum: it is at the same time body, senses and movement, it is an essential part of children's outdoor life, it is communication and language, and it strengthens all areas of the child's social, versatile and personal development.
LegeKunst is at the same time a study of the possibilities of the open day offer and The pedagogical curriculum - an area to which museums, libraries, music schools, theatres and other local and national cultural operators offer programmes. It is new for several cultural services to open up to the youngest and to work closely with day-care services, so new knowledge will be of great importance here, both in terms of research and in terms of exchanging experience and developing art and culture for, with and by the youngest.
In LegeKunst, the focus is on how play promotes young children's imagination, curiosity, self-esteem, social skills and education. The pedagogical curriculum sets a new, common direction for all day care services and we need to put into words what is meant by education, play and learning - and how can we see and develop evidence of this?
Read more about The pedagogical curriculum on the website of the Ministry of Children and Education here.