Culture represents what is man-made: Our societies, our ways of relating, our languages, our cities, houses and education systems, etc. and our cultural institutions - which contain cultural heritage and art. Children need to encounter cultural diversity and have experiences that help them understand that customs, languages and ways of life can be different.
Working with arts and culture in day care is about culture for children, culture with children and culture by children. Culture for children is culture at eye level, on children's terms, allowing children to experience the world in a different way and gain new knowledge. Culture with children are the activities that children and adults engage in together, and thus culture can bridge the child and adult worlds. Culture by allows children to open up and enter different worlds with multiple expressions, where they can express their own perspectives with their own voices.
Children's culture is about how children are given the opportunity to acquire patterns, genres and the cultural expressions they contain, in order to improvise, recreate and further develop the expressions and thus qualify the silent knowledge that the body archives and classifies. Children's culture is the cultural expressions and genres that children produce in their own networks, i.e. their play culture: games, stories, songs, rhymes, rhymes, jokes, etc., but also aesthetic expressions linked to the moment such as rhythmic sounds, jokes, teasing, gaits and sounds. Children's ways of using various media also fall into this category, such as writing, video, computers and apps.
Children's culture is about the aesthetic expressions and experiences in art and in media and creative practices that can help inspire and qualify children's own cultural processes.