Nature is the new playground for children!!!

“Radical back-to-nature forest kindergartens where children are allowed to climb trees and play with fire have spread across the country. Will the concept of the Waldkindergarten become Germany’s next export success?”

Has it come to this? Are we so far removed physically, psychologically and emotionally from the natural world that it is now being posited as a new revelation of health for children and can be packaged as a product for export?

The human condition in its full healthy state includes a necessary stimulation on so many levels including our senses, physical, emotional and intellectual encounter and exploration. Is the modern world so disconnected from the basics of human health and development for both children and adults. How did we let this happen and slide under the threshold of awareness?

References

http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/forest-kindergartens-could-be-the-next-big-export-from-germany-a-935165.html#ref=nl-international

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