Course

Playful Science Education for small children through play, drama and stories







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Playful Science Education for small children course will reveal interactive approaches to assist your early science education teaching through play, drama and stories. 

The target group of this course are Kindergarten teachers / early childhood education managers, Teachers and headmasters of pre-primary and primary schools for age groups 4-8 years old, Headmasters/principals/managers of schools and organizations offering primary education (age groups 4-8 years old), Teachers of talented/gifted children, Teacher trainers, Careers officers, educational guides and counselors.  

Some of the main topics of the course cover: importance of early science education, aims for early science education, Playful approaches for early science education, ways to design science learning environments for small children, Non-formal learning environments in science and much more. 



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Target group are school management, kindergarten teachers, pre-primary and primary school teachers and all other non-teaching experts and staff working in school education.


The course covers a wide range of topics that schools need to consider and tackle when introducing and securing innovation in their school:

  • Why early science education is important?
  • The aims for early science education
  • Playful approaches for early science education
  • Supporting interest and positive attitudes towards science
  • How to design science learning environments for small children?
  • Non-formal learning environments in science
  • Insights from Finnish Kide Science practices


The course methodology focuses on learning by doing. The topics are introduced and deepened with interactive group working and workshops. There are practical hands-on science experiments and reflections about small children’s science education practices.





Earn a certificate


The course participants will get a Certificate of Active Attendance.

The competences acquired will be validated by the course organisers on the Europass mobility.



What makes Euneos the leading course provider in Europe?


Euneos consistently has regards to challenges and retaliates by offering multiple options for quality courses to its clients following the Quality Standards for courses under Key Action 1 as required by the European Commission.




On-site & blended courses

The Playful Science Education for small children on-site courses take place in Helsinki, Finland. Blended courses are also an option and the fee paid for the lead-in course taken prior to the on-site course will be deducted from the course fee. Playful Science Education for small children are 7 day courses that start on Sunday afternoon and end on Saturday at 13:00 o'clock.


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> planned courses


  • 22 – 28 May 2022,Helsinki Finland.
  • 21 – 27 May 2023, Helsinki Finland



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Euneos has an international team of trainers who are the most experienced in the field of their expertise. Meet Euneos' trainers for the Playful Science Education for small children course:


Main organiser / trainer





Jenni Vartiainen, PhD


  • Researcher and university lecturer
  • Founder of Kide Science which offers a play-based science education concept for teachers all over the world



The innovative research-based pedagogical model of Kide Science helps teachers to implement early science education that is nested in play and imagination. Her research concerns science education at all levels of education. The main focus of research is on early childhood science education and play-based approaches to STEAM education.

Read Jenni's articles.





Euneos choice of venues is based on two essentials: delivering professionalism and assuring personal well-being in order to warrant enjoyable course experience.


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Helsinki, Finland


The training will include practical hands on learning opportunities, school visits in Helsinki area and cultural situated places that would help grasp on social innovation: libraries as social innovation in Finnish education, interactive museums, the islands around Helsinki, sauna and other locally situated sensorial experiences, allowing participants to design their own learning experience and complete it. Moreover, there are many more attractions that promise unforgettable experience in Helsinki such as the interesting Helsinki architecture including Alvar Aalto's studio, Helsinki Cathedral by Carl Ludvig Engel, Senate Square, Old Market Hall, Löyly sauna and restaurant. While there, make the best of this unique opportunity and take a bite of the Finnish delicacies such as smoked salmon soup lohikeitto and dried reindeer meet kuivaliha. Do not forget to learn more about the famous Finnish culture of drinking coffee with a soft, toasty and aromatic pulla cardamom bread. Tervetuloa!