Playful Learning is a collaborative programme between the Danish University Colleges and the LEGO Foundation. The ambition with Playful Learning is to enhance children’s creative and experimental approach to the world and bolster a lifelong motivation for playful learning. To be creative and playful throughout life is a fundamental part of being human, it’s essential to participation in meaningful and innovative communities and it’s vital in a changing, globalized world. Learn more in the press release or by visiting the Playful Learning website.

In addition, we are piloting an in-service course on play-based learning for 200 pedagogues in two municipalities (Billund and Esbjerg) together with the University College Lillebaelt with a view to scaling this nationwide. Learn more about this project in the press release (in Danish only).

By giving teachers and pedagogues the knowledge and insight about why and how to implement learning through play, we are looking to create systemic change in the Danish kindergartens and schools, thereby positively impacting children across the country.

The LEGO Foundation is also contributing to the Early Childhood Alliance. The alliance works to ensure that all small children have a good life and develop the necessary preconditions – personally, socially and academically – for beneficial schooling. In addition, the Alliance works to ensure that the first 1,000 days of all children’s lives are safe and stimulating so they can thrive, learn and develop right from birth. At the LEGO Foundation, we know how important play is in establishing those preconditions and skills, so our main footprint within the alliance is to ensure play is established as an important element in achieving these.