REGION: Southern Denmark
DAILY OFFER: Børnehuset Kvaglund

Snow story: Børnehuset Kvaglund (2023)

- How have you experienced the co-creation between artist/cultural educator/cultural school teacher, educators and children and possibly researcher?

It has been a good and exciting process that has opened our eyes to a different approach. The educators feel that they have become more courageous, better at trying new things, and they "throw themselves into it" with a new approach.

The artist has experienced the staff as very open and good at receiving and contributing ideas. There have been differences between the two groups, one was a little more wild than the other.

- How have children's perspectives been expressed/included?

The children have weather very active and engaged in the process. There have been few rules and different frameworks, and we've seen other sides of the children than usual, particularly vulnerable children we have seen another side of - they are floralhave been active and engaged in a much more positive way than we've ever experienced before.

- Do children play different games and with different people than usual?

We find that the children have become more experimental in their play than before.

- How do pedagogical staff act differently than they did before PlayArt?

The staff feel that they have become better at following the children's lead, become more flexible, have a different approach and are more open to trying new ways during an activity. The staff has experienced that when the activity takes place on the floor, there are not as many conflicts as there would otherwise be, e.g. about the colors.

- What has it been like to work with action learning?

It has been a good and educational process.

- To the artist/cultural mediator/cultural school teacher, if present: What have you gained from participating in PlayArt?

We have learned more about smaller children, where pure sensing is important. It has been good with the activities that have taken place on the floor, where the children have been able to use their bodies, e.g. lie down and draw, and can walk to and from the activity, they have been allowed to be in their own way. In table activities, the children may have a little more difficulty opening up and may seem restricted. The children stayed longer in the floor activities than in the table activities. It is important that adults participate in the activities.

- What are the pedagogical staff still/now curious about?

More focus on floor activities and preferably more work with wet clay and other things where we can get "dirty"/work more with sensory activities.

- What points for attention should we take forward?

More focus on getting the activities down on the floor. The staff will stick to working with PlayArt 2 times a week.

Possibly take it to the playground.

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