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Playing with Knives, Climbing Trees, Stick Fights : A New Kindergarten for Future Outdoorsmen

There are two things I remember about kindergarten – It was the most fun I had out of any of my following years of schooling, and it was nothing like this school in Denmark. This is the kindergarten your childhood deserves:

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Johan Laigaard has an unorthodox approach to teaching children. The complete opposite of any kindergarten you’d expect to find anywhere else in the western world, children here can be found swinging giant sticks at logs, climbing trees and running around the woods.

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Image: sbs.comThere’s no doubt that this style of learning wouldn’t be allowed over here in the U.S. What this Danish school gives up in time spent in the classroom, it makes up for ten times over by teaching kids how to love exploration, be independent, build relationships, as well as important survival skills.

UnknownWhen asked about if the kids do something dangerous, Johan has his own theories, “I sometimes close my eyes, because I know I have to stop something, but I can also stand and watch it a little bit first because I think it’s exciting. And I can understand why they do it.”

 

Whereas most early education focuses on drilling small bits of knowledge into the minds of children, Johan’s school teaches children how to develop their own natural talents, strength, cooperation, and observation.

There are far worse places to send your kid to school than a place where they’ll come home every day with new skills and talents for anything life can throw at them.

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