Stundars Open Air Museum´s play- and learning enviroments Play Farmhouse, Play Barn, Tinkerers´ Barn and Play Country Shop and the whole museum area in focus in four shorfilms that were shooted in 2019. Children who live in the area acted the leading roles. Museum pedagog Pia Timberg is the scriptwriter of the films and visual artist Dragos Alexcandrescu directed, filmed and edited them.
Films tell about Stundars Open Air Museum´s childrens´ pedagogy in which central is that children are able to use play and imaginary while learning history.
Time and place for imaginative play, episode 1: Farmhouse. This episode has been filmed in Stundars real ostrobothnian Farm house from 1800th century. Museum´s Play Farmhouse was not yet ready while shooting the episode. In the Play Farmhouse children can play for exampel old times homeplays. Milieu is also used for small children´s pedagogy to teach them throgh play about the history of ostrobothnian family and every day life.
Time and place for imaginative play, episode 2: Play Barn. Episode is shooted in museum´s Play Barn. There children can play with wooden animals, which are cow, horse, lambs, pigs, chickens, goat and cat and fox. Before animals were essential for the families and farms that lived in subsistence economies. In this milieu children will learn about the history of animalkeeping and the history of subsistence economy.
Time and place for imaginative play, episode 3: Tinkerers´ Barn. Handycraft skills were in the old times very important skills that people needed in daily life. In Tikerers´ Barn children can do different kind of wooden items or just hit nails to the wood. Milieu teaches to children the history of the handycrafts.
Time and place for imaginative play, episode 4: Play Shop. The last episode of the filmserie is a visit to Stundars Play Shop. There children can play old-times shop plays and learn about the history of trade and also about the turning point that took place in Finnish agriculture in the end of the 1800th century and beginning of the 1900th century. This episode shows also the museum area as a fine and beautifull place for the childrens´ outdoor plays.