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Art and expression

Art and expression-orientation at Pilke

The purpose of the art and expression-orientation is to foster the children’s creativity, curiosity and experimental attitude. Play and joy enable children’s self-expression and learning to blossom. The various forms of art are implemented in the daycare centres’ everyday operation through visual, verbal and bodily expression.

Art-oriented daycare operation naturally involves also other versatile activities, such as singing, trips and handicraft, not to forget sufficient daily rest. In addition, everyday pedagogy is part of every moment of the daycare centres’ operation.

Art and expression as part of everyday life at daycare

The purpose of the art and expression-orientation is to foster the children’s creativity, curiosity and experimental attitude. Versatile expressive activities shed light on the children’s ideas and experiences and provide them with a means to observe and understand the world that surrounds them.

The various forms of expression enable the children to learn new things about themselves as well as to deepen their emotional life and enrich their imagination. We implement diverse forms of art in the daycare centres’ everyday operation through visual, verbal and bodily expression. Our activities also include music and drama as well as trips to museums and exhibitions whenever possible.

We provide the children with joy and experiences of success as well as opportunities to use their senses and discover new things about themselves while learning. The daycare centres’ learning environments are designed together with the children.

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      “Joy is an integral part of all our activities” – Loris Malaguzzi