Young children’s experience of aesthetics in preschool

  • Ingrid Pramling Samuelsson
  • Sonja Sheridan
  • Mikael Hansen


This article aims to investigate young children’s experience of aesthetic activities in preschool. The result is based on preschool teachers’ mapping during a two-week period of what toddlers (1.5 to 3.4 years) are offered or take initiatives themselves to, within the area of aesthetics. The 24 preschools where the mapping was done have been participating in a larger research project called, Children’s early learning. A current study of preschool as an environment for children’s learning (Sheridan, Pramling Samuelsson & Johansson, 2009). This means that we also had data on the quality of the participating preschools, based on ECERS (Harms & Clifford, 1980; Sheridan, 2007), which we linked to children’s experience in aesthetics. The result shows that there is a large variation between the amount and kind of aesthetic activities in preschool that young children can participate in. 


Hvordan referere
Pramling Samuelsson, I., Sheridan, S., & Hansen, M. (2013). Young children’s experience of aesthetics in preschool. Nordisk Barnehageforskning, 6.