Snow story: Børnehuset Stjernedrys (2022)
February 25, 2022
Snip story: The kids make a lot of noise, shift the kids' focus from "you're teasing" to "shall we play, shall we be friends?"
How have you experienced the co-creation between artist/cultural educator/cultural school teacher, educators and children and possibly researcher?
Have gone on trips. Lying down and listening to sounds.
Walked on eggshells. Dipped toes in the water at the beach. When some of the kids went on another trip, they talked about it a lot. Drawing the sounds afterwards.
Trip to the city center. Inside and look in an Elsinore room. Sat and lay down afterwards and listened to sounds. Afterwards we went home and drew it.
Today: the library: listening room. Again, the children have drawn the sounds.
Some have embraced the abstract, others are more concrete.
O: I take the sound of music. Great comfort in taking something that is difficult, drawing a sound.
V: I make a sound with many colors.
Gurli: from thinking it was strange what Kim came up with, to feeling like you're part of the process. From I never hit it to: I have done it.
Lene: It's been a journey. I've had to learn to relax into it.
Gurli: Kim has made room for us. It's also been fun that it's been so different.
Kim: Great that we should be located in the City Center.
Gurli: the difference between the City Center and down to the ferries. Great contrast. Many children put the differences into words.
A child: I heard a man with a beer.
How have children's perspectives been expressed/included?
When we've been lying down: what sound did you hear and you... They've evolved. From "I heard a cat" to something more reflective.
They have been given many sensory expressions.
When we move: introduce quiet time during the day.
Do the children play different games and with different people than they usually do?
From corona without crossing the line to now you can.
They have become a large group. The children have gained something together.
Heard them say "listen to this..."
Children from 3 rooms. Same age.
New play relationships. They have dared to do something together. We adults have become confident and it rubs off on the children.
Go for the paint. O. didn't want to. B said "I'll do it for you". They have helped each other. Seeing each other in slightly new ways.
Noise: they are still noisy, but are quick to calm down when we ask them to.
Adults do something different: they listen to us more. And they listen to each other a little more. And now the kids know what to do too. In February, everything was new after corona.
Lene new educator. The adults also had to get to know each other.
Mitte: is it because you want something from them when they are told to be quiet.
Today: row during lunch down to the Culture Yard.
Became better as adults at verbalizing: e.g. you just have to wait a moment and I'll get back to you.
Children with challenges: are they still sticking out? E is starting to stand out a bit. E2. has come along really well.
All the children experience having a good time together. We talk about what we are doing. Usually it doesn't get attention. It's also free. You don't have to draw anything specific. You can feel more free in what you draw. Repetition is also important.
What has it been like to work with action learning?
It's great to talk afterwards about what happened and reflect on it. That there are more eyes on it. And follow the different children's development.
We've had some of our children who are challenged in different ways.
You should always do that.
It takes time to walk away and talk together.
The reflections together add up to a lot.
Has given so much more. It rubs off, for example, when we meet in the playground. We have gained a shared awareness.
Lene: Personal dream that children and adults in the large group can be allowed to continue together. To get the children ready for school. We have a common language around the children.
Can others be inspired: We'd love to, but maybe set the bar a little lower.
We want to use the method. To follow the children's lead. Becoming more spontaneous. And to reflect on it afterwards. Being open to the children's ideas and the ideas the adults have.
To the artist/cultural educator/cultural school teacher, if present: What have you gained from participating in LegeKunst?
Going for a walk, washing your hands, etc. interesting to see how efficiently it can be done. I have moved a lot. Felt well supported. Had ambitious ideas. Great that you other adults took it and we got somewhere good. The kids are amazing.
Good process. Gurli: when we were struggling, you were great at supporting us.
What are educators still/now curious about?
Lene: Fear that it will be lost. To have the time to follow the children's footsteps. We have been protected, but we will not remain so.
Gurli: not afraid of the next 4 times.
We have something close with them now.
Lene: The senses we continue with. They get to open up more senses.
What points of attention do we need to take forward?
We just need to find our seats. The children have to get used to Kim not coming anymore. Kim has been good at giving us space.
Find your own inspiration:
Sound works CATCH. Inspiration in the Mouse Malte.
Great diversity in the kindergarten. Good to have something innocent like audio where you can get around many topics. Different cultures.
When the sirens sounded. The children made a game out of it. You had to run around when the siren sounded. Stand still when it stopped.