Sports sponsor Teemu
Teemu Selänne is the very own sports sponsor for all Touhula Daycare centres.
For Teemu, it was easy to reach an agreement on cooperation as his personal values were a perfect match with those of Touhula.
Teemu provides an excellent role model for the physically active children, their families, and the staff. After playing in the NHL – the toughest league in ice hockey – from 1992 until 2014, Teemu is rediscovering his roots: he worked as a daycare assistant in Espoo for three years in the early days of his career – between 1989 and 1992.
”The daycare centre was a great place to work. With the kids, there were so many things happening all the time, just like in my own childhood. I have tremendous respect for daycare workers. Their work involves a huge amount of responsibility, but it is also a rewarding job”, Teemu recalls.
See Teemu’s videos
With the help of the videos, Teem shares exercise tips for families and for developing motor skills. Additionally, every child gets to take part in Teemu’s skating and hockey school via the child-oriented teaching videos.
Read more: http://selanne.com/fi/
Kide Science and Touhula in co-operation.
Touhula has incorporated Kide Science’s proven pedagogical methods in its daily curriculum. Kide Science helps children to get excited about the natural sciences through play-based learning. Children are naturally curious. They get to know the world around them through exploration, trial and questioning. The pedagogical methods support children in their natural ability to wonder and question.
The method uses stories and drama to draw out kids’ curiosity towards natural phenomena. Every child will get to experience what it feels like to successfully experiment as they solve scientific puzzles and find answers to their own questions. Positive childhood experiences of exploration and independent learning have effects far into adulthood.
Kide’s proven pedagogical methods are based on rigorous academic research conducted at the University of Helsinki, Finland. The pedagogical approach is supervised by Jenni Vartiainen, who is a leading researcher in the field of play-based science education.
The Kide science clubs are organised in Touhula’s premises even in the evening time.
Touhula Early Education and the Finnish Olympic Committee in cooperation – aiming to create an even more active day for children.
The collaboration focuses on expertise. Since early 2017, all Touhula daycare centres take part in the “Ilo kasvaa liikkuen” (Joy from Exercise) programme, utilising the programme’s excellent tools in everyday activities and making good use of the network to add more exercise to the daycare centre’s daily schedule.
The Olympic Committee and all Touhula daycare centres take joint responsibility for activating kids. The new type of cooperation aims to promote and develop Finnish athletic early education.
The cooperation entails embedding inspiring content into the daycare centres’ everyday lives, adding daily exercise for every child. At the same time, new innovative content is created to advance and develop the Finnish athletic early education as a whole.
Read more: www.olympiakomitea.fi
The Finnish Polar Electro is especially well-known for their heart rate monitors and activity trackers and related applications, and online services.
Polar has more than 10 years of experience in designing trackers for children and young people. This equipment has mainly been used in schools and various studies. It is difficult to assess the quality and quantity of children’s physical activity if it’s not measured. In Touhula daycare centres we aim to achieve the recommended amount of exercise each day and this goal is tracked with the help of Polar activity trackers. The Polar Active tracker was specifically designed to measure the amount and intensity of children’s exercise. The activity tracker provides easy and clear data regarding the day: how much the kids have been sitting, standing, or moving around. With the aid of the measured data, tracking the quality of activities is easy.
Read more: www.polar.com
Moomin Language School
Moomin Language School – Learning is more fun on the children's terms.
Learning a foreign language as a child has positive effects that will last a lifetime. Children learn new languages the best before they go to school, as new information is acquired quickly and they have a natural interest in languages.
Moomin Language School helps kids learn a new language through joy and play.
We invest in a positive and supportive atmosphere that aims to encourage and inspire children to learn a foreign language. By encouraging the child to try and use the foreign language we also strengthen their linguistic identity.
Learning languages early on lays a solid foundation for all learning
Learning languages at an early age improves concentration, prevents learning disability, and accelerates learning new things. The use of a foreign language is integrated in all areas of learning. The positive effects are also evident in reading, speaking, and writing one’s mother tongue, as well as in social capabilities.
Five minutes a day is enough
The Moomin Language School learning application is part of the daycare centre’s everyday operation. In addition to language skills, these exercises develop children’s creativity, memory, mathematical thinking, and social skills. The digital technology motivates the child, makes it easier to use the language verbally, and speeds up learning. The learning only takes 5–15 minutes daily, depending on the child’s capabilities and age. Learning can be tracked in real time for each child.
Read more: https://moominls.com/