Little Mermaid playground equipment is based on the fairy tale by H.C. Andersen. The equipment has plenty of functionalities and movable elements all themed to the world of the fairy tale. The story themed playground equipment are supported by free play- and learn apps developed by KOMPAN. KOMPAN also offers lesson plans and learning materials for learning literacy skills. The lessons have playfull activities, where the children can explore the playground equipment and practice alphabets, writing and storytelling.
The teacher manual is a comprehensive guide for utilizing the read-along app and the playground equipment.
The assignments and games in the learning material playfully teach creative use of language.
The pedagogical analysis covers how the product supports learning of the identified skills. The student’s role is assessed by four contrary pair parameters, which are selected to cover the most essential aspects on the use of the product.
The following are the high educational quality aspects in this product.
The supported learning goals are identified by matching the product with several relevant curricula descriptions on this subject area. The soft skills are definitions of learning goals most relevant for the 21st century. They are formed by taking a reference from different definitions of 21st century skills and Finnish curriculum.