A wealth of musical and literary content for children

Example of good editorial practices at the magazines Ciciban and Cicido

The lecture illuminates the importance and role of presenting original artistic content – poems, fairy tales, illustrations, dramatised stories – and folklore through the rich tradition of the children's magazines Ciciban and Cicido. Nana Kisel and Katarina Virant Iršič address the history of designing artistic content for children, developing children's publics, and the powerful educational and developmental role of artistic content in the daily life of children. They showcase the magazines Ciciban and Cicido as spaces of cooperation between artists and pedagogy experts, and as inspiration sources for the creators of various performances and shows for children.

NANA KISEL is a literary comparativist, for the fourth year now editing – alongside Maja Žugič and Žiga Kosec – the children's literary magazines Cicido and Ciciban. She considers her work a privilege allowing her to cocreate with talented Slovenian authors, illustrators, and experts a perennial magazine about to celebrate its 80th anniversary.

KATARINA VIRANT IRŠIČ, musicologist and music teacher, has been the music section editor of the magazines Cicido and Ciciban for many years. She also teaches music courses at the Ljubljana Secondary School of Education, Gymnasium and Art Gymnasium. She has edited a number of CDs, songbooks and textbooks, and dedicates special attention to the importance of music for children.