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Lekplats, Parklek, Plaskdamm & Öppen förskola - what are these?

Updated: Jan 19, 2023

Did you know that Lekplats, Parklek and Öppen förskola are three different concepts? Did you know that you can also go to play with your children in the church?

Learn more in this post!

Recently I met wonderful Nadja from Blecktornsparken Öppen förskola. We had a very informative conversation and here are the takeaways that I want to share with you:


Aspuddsparkens lekpark

Lekplats is a playground where children can play with you or on their own (with your surveillance, of course). Lekplats usually have swings, slides, sandboxes, and other fun stuff. There also might be some sand toys that were left by other parents. Some playgrounds have BBQ areas and picnic tables. A great app to check Playgrounds is Playway.



Öppen förskola

Svenska kyrkan

Remember, wherever you choose to spend time with your child(-ren) you are responsible for your child(-ren) at all times.

What is your favourite place to spend time with your child? Comment down below!

My favourites are definitely Aspuddsparken, Rålambshovsparkens parklek and Parkleken Stora Blecktornsparken.

If you are new in Sweden and/or interested in how childcare is organized here, Stockholm city created special courses for foreign parents: Parenthood in Sweden. You can read more and register here. If you want to learn more about how to parent in general (not related to the Swedish system), you can attend ABC (alla barn i centrum) you can read more and register here (not sure it is organized in English, but you might make a suggestion).

This post was prepared with the following resources:

Interview with Nadja Schill

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