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Moomin Language School Brings Digital Language Learning to Norlandia Preschools

Posted by Jussi Knuuttila on Apr 4, 2016 2:42:03 PM

Finnish startup brings the award-winning digital language learning service to kindergartens. The service enables English learning during the kindergarten day through play and games.

Norlandia Preschools and Moomin Language School have started a co-operation where digital language learning has been integrated in the daily kindergarten routines. In the beginning, the service will be in use in five locations and scaled through the whole chain in the autumn. By now, children, parents and personnel have been really excited.

An unseen combination of digital tools and the Finnish early education pedagogy brings a unique way for children to learn languages in kindergartens. The solution offers possibility to develop language skills daily and weekly individually through playful social group lessons.

”We are so excited to co-operate with Moomin Language School and we highly value its strong pedagogic basis. One of the key elements at Norlandia is versatile and high-quality early education. Moomin Language School offers an excellent value adding service and enables digitalization in suitable portions among the daily routines”, states Jonna Heikkilä, early education specialist at Norlandia Preschools in Finland.

”The best time to learn languages is when children are young and they have natural interest towards languages. In Finland we easily miss the opportunity. In addition to language skills early language learning comprehensively supports a child’s development. Positive effects can be seen later in life in school success, concentration, social skills and self-confidence”, tells Moomin Language School CEO Anu Guttorm.

Pedagogy based digital service and suitable equipment for children offers a whole new range of possibilities alongside traditional language learning. In addition to English children learn other languages in school as one language is not enough in the global world.

Moomin Language School was selected as the best e-learning solution of the year 2015 in the Finnish quality competition.


Children playing with Moomin Language School sticker cards


Additional information:

Jonna Heikkilä

Quality manager / Head of Pedagogy

Norlandia Päiväkodit Oy

+358 10 8367 320


Anu Guttorm


Moomin Language School

+358 40 746 3810

Norlandia Päiväkodit Oy is a company that provides kindergarten services and has been founded by two kindergarten teachers in 1994. It has altogether 27 kindergartens in Southern Finland, Jyväs-region and Akaa. Its activity is based on high customer satisfaction and high-quality pedagogical methods. Norlandia Päiväkodit belongs to an international chain, Norlandia Preschools, which has kindergartens in the Nordic Countries and also in the Netherlands.

Moomin Language School is a new Finnish service that brings a digital language immersion to kindergartens as first in the world. The service has been produced together with language pedagogues, experts in early childhood education and in game industry, and with children and parents. The founders of the service have over 25 years’ experience in digital language learning.


Topics: news, Norlandia, Finland

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