Kindergarten Spaces and Places

According to Timbuktu, these are the 10 most beautiful kindergartens in the entire world. What is interesting about this piece are the locations and who built the buildings. While I would be more inclined to see how the inside looks as well as the outside, and also what philosophy of education is at each school, there are two that stood out for me. The reasons being was seeing these schools through the Jibbers’ eyes and knowing what he would gravitate towards.

1) Kindergarten Kekec, Ljubljana, Slovenia

The vertical panels on the exterior of the school can be easily turned around, allowing kids to play with their own school building. Being able to change your school building is pretty neat. But more than that it gives a sense of ownership to the students. That’s important in developing a sense of ownership in terms of their education, and the goals of life-long learning.

2) Ring Around a Tree, Fuji

How can this not be fun, engaging and interesting: a kindergarten that is a playground and tree house too! While I have no intention of sending the Jibbers to kindergarten in Fuji, the idea of being outdoors for most of the day, connected and close to nature is awesome. Just imagine the creativity and play this would spur? I’m sure it doesn’t take much to connect with students in such a great play space/learning center underneath the big blue sky.

What would your child’s perfect kindergarten look like?

~ by Omaira on January 29, 2013.

2 Responses to “Kindergarten Spaces and Places”

  1. These two buildings really capture the spirit of the post! Congrats!

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