Ralla - the world of children's play
RALLA is an expert, research and educational company supporting children's participation, play and friendship. We help families and professionals working with children to understand and find new pedagogical ways to support a child’s right and opportunities for a safe childhood and to bring out their own voice.
J.P. Grant, former Secretary General of UNICEF
Our business is driven by a big dream: we want to eradicate loneliness from the peer world of children and provide every child with a safe experience with friends. Safe attachment to one's own peer group supports the child's balanced development.
Investing in children and young people is the best investment for the future. Various learning problems or social problems, such as bullying, pose a risk to a child’s development. The problem is also economic: every marginalized young person pays 1.2 million euros to society in their lifetime.
RALLA's goal is to help adults working with children and young people succeed in their education, rehabilitation and education goals. We ensure the achievement of the goal with research-based tools, the development of staff skills and the strengthening of the internal operating culture. We will also give inspiring and stimulating speeches on themes related to the well-being of children and young people and the field of education.
RALLA is based on a simple idea: let’s leverage research data, practical applications, the expertise of professionals, and the positive power of groups to improve the lives of children and young people around the world.
Responsibility is a particularly important value for us because we work with children and young people. That is why we are committed to socially responsible, ethically and ecologically sustainable operating principles in our operations.
The aim is to strengthen the opportunities for children and young people to experience successful experiences in their own peer world through preventive work. RALLA’s dream is to eradicate loneliness from the peer world and provide safe experiences with friends.
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“Skills can always be learned. That is why positive experiences in childhood that seem small can bring about big things in the future. ”
With friends, the child enters a world where the rules of play are negotiated together, new experiences are shared, fueled by stories, and friendships are established. Thus, children need different interaction skills with their peers. Communication has tremendous power in the interactions between both children and adults, as everything important in life is ultimately crystallized in the interaction.
I have a solid research and education background. In my dissertation, I studied children’s peer relationships and bullying in a preschool peer group - developing peer skills supports tackling bullying before school age.
At RALLA, I work as a communications and business director and an expert in bullying prevention and child relationships.
Training: PhD, YTM, pedagogical qualification
#social skills, #peer skills, #group activities, #interaction, #early education, #education
“Play is the most important thing in the world and the best arena for joint activities for children and parents”
Continuous learning has guided my path as an occupational therapist and researcher. In my role as a teacher, I have trained future rehabilitation experts especially helping them to conceptualize what they have learned. In my work as an occupational therapist I got excited to consider the importance of play as a basic starting point for a child's learning and a place for participation. Playfullness, personal meaning, and commitment to the activities guide a person’s learning throughout life. I am an occupation scientist, but also a mother of five and a grandmother for seven grandchildren. Children hold me in practical life, and I think good research is always applicable for the benefit of practical work.
In my dissertation research, I built an assessment method for observing play skills and validating it. I named it the RALLA tool
Now the RALLA means much more. It is a company and a service concept that aims to produce and apply researched and reliable tools for early childhood education and rehabilitation professionals
In the RALLA team, I work as a customer and sales director and as an expert in play pedagogy and rehabilitation.
Training: Doctor of Philosophy (early childhood education), Licentiate of Health Sciences in Occupational therapy.
#Play skills, #performance skills, #assessment, #occupational therapy, #early childhood education,
“Children know how to tell a lot about their daily lives, well-being and learning when asked the right questions with the right tools. ”
My passion is to combine practical activities and research. Over the years, I am delighted to have been involved in a complex debate on early childhood education as a childhood and cultural researcher, as the pedagogical director of the early childhood education group, and as an entrepreneur and CEO of the art kindergartens I founded.
The idea of setting up their own kindergarten was ignited by the fact that the children had disappeared from the cityscape and the service provision in the center was mainly aimed at adults. We decided to take the urban space back to childhood and creativity.
The fire to make children's voices heard is still involved. At RALLA, we offer support for the daily education and training work from the researched tools. Children's self-assessment and the mapping of children's customer satisfaction are of interest to both domestic and international actors in the changing field of education. I also work at RALLA inspired by childhood and creativity!
In my dissertation found that a diary used for systematic observation of children’s daily lives motivates adults to pay attention to children and everyday interactions with children. It turned out that the diary has several application possibilities also as a pedagogical tool for ERP and evaluation. Therefore, I also started to develop a digital mobile-based visual survey method for researching children's own experiences as part of a research group funded by the Academy of Finland.
In the RALLA team, I work as a creative director and an expert in children's customer experiences and early childhood education.
Training: Doctor of Education and teacher of early childhood education
#observation, #self-assessment, #early education, #pedagogy, #educational management, #visual childhood research, #media research, #innovation, #inclusion, # sustainable learning