When they play with the mats, they put them on top of one another or put blocks underneath them. They’ve also taken balls from the ball pit, put those underneath the mats and then sped along the floor. They’ll always be creative if they’re permitted a chance.
Barbara Bürgin, Head of the crèche Purzelhuus, Switzerland
We at ‘Mut tut gut!’ are trying to give parents, guardians and teachers tips on how they can create stimulating learning environments so that children can move freely, intensively and have fun at the same time. The soft, elastic mats from kybun also count as stimulating and diverse materials. They encourage children to roll, do somersaults, and bounce just like on a small trampoline. Of course, they are also great for jumping on. The children also use them for building, as somewhere to sit when looking at books or as somewhere to get better. This means the mats are almost a guarantee that the children will learn how to do a somersault – something that is no longer a given these days.
Hansruedi Baumann, sport pedagogue from Switzerland
You walk a lot more gently, it’s more comfortable to stand. It’s much more pleasant now to spend the entire day at work, which is about ten to 12 hours.