Finnish people are proud of their educational system.  And they should be. As Adam Lopez writes in The Guardian: “Teachers are respected, exams are shunned… [Finland] is highly regarded across the globe as a leading education nation.” Now the Finnish company Rovio, the creators of the popular video game Angry Birds, has created a preschool curriculum it’s offering to the rest of the world.  The curriculm is based on Finnish educational models that say learning, like games, should be fun and inspiring.  When you’re learning the Finnish way, each little failure is really just another enjoyable opportunity to try again.  And Finnish education adresses the whole kid—it integrates movement, technology, and lots of other forms of learning and learning tools.

Following that philosophy, Rovio’s curriculum, called Angry Birds Playground, is not just a computer game—it’s a whole system of digital and non-digital content, including apps, games, activity books, and even musical instruments. It’s nice to know there’s a fun new way for preschoolers to learn.

Check out this Edsurge article for more information about Angry Birds Playground.

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