Children play for the sake of playing. That is why play is the most important activity in our kindergartens. It is fundamental in all our activities and our educational concept. Play and learning are closely linked in that children look for meaning in everything they do and express themselves through play.
Fun and Meaningful
We want to create a space where both play and learning can be fun. Traditionally, play and learning have been seen as opposites with the freedom of play on one hand and learning organised by adults on the other. Adults who work for Dibber support learning through play and driven by children’s own initiative in addition to facilitating their own learning situations.
Learning with All Our Senses
For us, learning is not only about cognitive development and traditional transmission of knowledge, but also the things children learn by using all their senses and their entire body. Through play, children interact and train their social skills; they experience empathy and self-worth. Play is a source of experience and competence that contribute to their learning and development in other areas.
A Well-prepared Environment for Play
The physical learning environment in kindergarten is often referred to as the third teacher. A well-prepared playing environment is essential for play and learning. The learning environment must be adapted to the children so the children can experience mastery. It must be an exciting and well-structured place that inspires curiosity and interaction. It should be organised so that children are inspired to play and explore. Through play, children develop, have new experiences and acquire new knowledge.