Welcoming the Hygge. An indoor room design for Infants and Toddlers.

 I was sweeping the floor, changing the sheets in the nap room and doing the laundry the other day and happened to look up and take a closer look around our room.  I thought to myself, it's really beautiful in here.  Sometimes the sun shines in at just the right moment and we get a glow of light in our setting that is refreshing and lovely.  I didn't have much to do with this particular room arrangement, I just happen to work with some talented and committed young women who want to create a stimulating and interesting learning space for our infants and toddlers, and keep the environment calm and welcoming.  I think they nailed it here.




We have been almost exclusively outside all summer except for nap time and bath room routines.  That has one redeeming quality of this Covid chapter.  We are learning that is safer for everyone to be outside. Being outside is something we know is really the best environment for young children to play in anyway. The research is out.  So we have been creating and developing a great system to play and eat outside and that has been beneficial for everyone.  



Days are coming as the weather turns colder when we will have to come in a little more than we have been.  How nice it will be for the staff and children to enjoy a lovely Hygge setting such as this to play, learn and grow.

hyg·ge
/ˈh(y)o͞oɡə,ˈho͝oɡə/
noun
  1. a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture).


3 comments:

  1. That looks so beautiful, Ray Anne!!!

    - Mary

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  2. Love it! And thanks for the new word added to my vocabulary

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