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Jan 12, 2018

Hygge Task #2

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Edited: May 1, 2018

Hey everyone! to receive a certificate for the modules you must complete a mandatory task each week so that we know you are participating. These tasks won't take up much time but they will enable you to stick with the modules at a reasonable pace.

 

Tell us one thing you have implemented, or are in the process of implementing, since accessing the hygge coure. Share some photographs below of these changes if you can.

Jan 14, 2018Edited: Jan 14, 2018

after ready the module and relaying ideas back to my daughter, she has implemented areas within her bedroom at home to create a hygge feeling.. As she can suffer from aniexty on evenings, we are hoping this calmer softer lighting will calm her and encorage mind relaxation and weve added heart shape baskets with cones and shells for a natural element.. Spreading the hygge love ♥️♥️

 

Jan 15, 2018Edited: Jan 16, 2018

 

 

We began to research ways of providing a calmer environment we came across the book Hygge in the Early Years and the curiosity approach. This led us to sign up with the early years collective to gain more knowledge . Our biggest change has been the environment by getting rid of the clutter giving the children space to play, using light and LED candle to soften the lightening. As we continue to move on in our journey we will continue to improve the environment. Here is a before and after picture of one of our changes.

 

 

 

Jan 15, 2018

We had a de clutter of all toys and resources. We got rid of all the plastic and added some more natural and open ended resources. We have added some more warmth to the play areas by adding some fairy lights and added some cushions and blankets to create some comfortable areas for the children.

 

Jan 17, 2018

 

Bringing the outdoors, indoors into our baby room. With some recycled materials.

 

 

 

Jan 21, 2018Edited: Jan 21, 2018

So Last weekend when we set up the preschool, we went through some of the loose parts and reduced them to 5/7 items per basket and made the shelf where they were less cluttered. This is after the chikdren had moved a few bits around hence with an empty shelf .

 

Jan 21, 2018

Sourcing materials is always difficult in my part of the world. The natural environment is sparse and we don't have those useful charity shops and bits-and-bobs places that I used to go in all the time back home. Recycling is a new concept here and parents find it very odd when you ask for what they regard as rubbish. But it has become a main target of mine in the next few weeks to get together as much as I can so that I can implement more open-ended loose parts play and above all nature play into Hygge-inspired environments. I'm also trying my best to get parents on board with the idea.

 

This is the natural loose parts play centre I started putting together in the classroom today. The children are directly involved in creating this, as we started to collect natural objects in our school garden last week and I asked them to do the same with their parents over the weekend. They love seeing the special little rocks and petals and so on that they collected, in the tray for everyone to use and they are being really gentle with the materials as they play.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan 21, 2018

After reading about Hygge we are in the process of decluttering our toddler room and removing plastics and replacing them with more natural resources we are also creating a calming area with some pillows and fairy lights and using lamps instead of the main lights to create the effect of a calming environment especially when children are napping

Jan 24, 2018

After readng about Hygge I decided to change an area in my classroom to a “quiet” area, it’s nice not perfect especially with the limited affordable resources we have in the Middle East but the children love it. I put it next to the book rack and the children love to sit and look at a story. Today I added some photographs on the wall to create some discussion with friends.

 

Jan 27, 2018

I have been sharing info and ideas with my team and we have been tweaking our environment to incorporate hygge. We have added fairy lights to small den like spaces to make them feel cosy. We have found ways to soften lighting and added cosy soft fabrics.

We are keen to reorganise our dining room to reflect the hygge concept. We are aiming to add table cloths and flowers to make the room feel more inviting, homely and cosy.

We are taking inspiration from this photo...

 

 

Jan 29, 2018Edited: Jan 29, 2018

After reading through the Hygge module I was particularly interested in the Communication Friendly Spaces approach that it incorporates and promotes. We created some spaces with the children in which they felt cosy and calm. This wigwam is one of the spaces they created, decorating it with a soft fur rug, bunting and some flowers. We are just waiting for fairy lights to make it even cosier. The children love going into this space with a book or to chat quietly with their friends and teachers.

 

Jan 31, 2018

After reading the book 'In My Heart the children began to think about and identify their own feelings. We decorated natural stones to represent these feelings and placed them near the door so the children can think about these when they come into nursery each day.

 

Feb 3, 2018

Unfortunately I'm not allowed to share photos but I've been busy cosying up our home area to include much softer items such as fleecy blankets and softer lighting. I've certainly noticed our children playing more calmly in there.

Apr 25, 2018

I have tried to add a sense of Hygge to our role play kitchen area and create a bit of a more cosy and homely feel by adding fairy lights, some plants and some more authentic resources, including some cookery books with beautiful pictures of different types of food. The children have always loved this area but are now much more engaged and using some lovely descriptive and imaginative language.

 

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