What a concept: kids playing outdoors.

May 25, 2017

Students at a waldkita, or “forest kindergarten,” in Berlin, where uninhibited children play with sticks and mud. Here, they prepare a meal outside. Credit Emma Hardy

 

I was blown away by this article I read in Sunday's NY Times magazine, about how there are 1400 waldkitas, or forest kindergartens, in Germany.

 

What a way to spend a day! As a young kid! In nature! Any correlation between lack of appreciation for the outdoors, and the fact that U.S. children are -- have been for years -- coddled to the point where they don't even have an inkling of a possibility of walking to school?

 

All of a sudden, I want to be 5 years old again. In Berlin.

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