The “Bookstart” is a broad national initiative aimed at parents and adults in the vicinity of small children, to stimulate language development early. Children are already developing their language as infants. During the first three years, large parts of the linguistic ability are founded. Research shows that it is crucial that all children get a good linguistic basis, with the opportunity to develop a rich language and eventually good reading ability.
There are many ways to stimulate small children’s language development in everyday life, for example through art. Moderna Museet Malmö is one of four Skåne museums that will participate in “Bookstart” in 2020. Within the framework of the project, we explore how we could work in a language-promoting way with the target group of children 0–3 years and adults in their vicinity. This will result in various programmes aimed at introducing young children to the world of art and language.
Published 11 March 2020 · Updated 1 June 2020