I recently came across this new concept from Denmark called the “forest kindergarten”. What it literally means is getting the kids outdoors and allowing them tom play in the woods. Along with that is all the mud, clod, wet, dirt, bugs, and everything else that goes with nature.
Here is a video:Kids Gone Wild
Wow, kids climbing trees! Playing in the mud! Kids using knives! Kids around animals! Kids around a fire!
In the US such preschools and kindergartens are all centered around math, reading, and getting them ready for school. The kids only go outside when the weather is good and play areas are sterile with little grass or trees. Play equipment is as low to the ground and safe as possible. I used to work at one where the kids spent half the day watching television programs like Sesame street or movies.
I guess such schools are spreading to the US.
What do you all think? Could such schools be even allowed here?