What is Hygge?

With winter rapidly approach now is the perfect time to learn a little bit about Hygge.

Pronounced ‘Hue-gah’ its a Danish/ Norwegian word which has no single word translation in English.
The simplest translations are, ‘to hug’, ‘to console’, ‘to comfort’, ‘cosy’, ‘comfortable’, ‘warmth’.

Within Little Achievers Nurseries we incorporate aspects of Hygge into our rooms as they can promote well-being for our children. Having a calm, comforting environment for children, allows them to feel emotionally stable which leads to developing confidence. If a child is comfortable and secure in their environment then their learning and development will thrive.

After a tough year and a half, our mental health should be one of our main focuses and by bringing a little Hygge into your world it can have a positive impact on your mental health.

So where do we start??

We need to remember that Hygge means different things to different people.
For me, it means snuggling up on the sofa with a blanket, scented burners, soft lighting and a good feel good film. For others it may be a bubble bath and a book. Its different for everyone but i challenge you to find your perfect Hygge activity!