Open-Air Kindergarten in Japan

By Brandy

We're touring schools for our son's "real" school next year...lets just say they are severely lacking fresh air... Doesn't help things finding a gem like this Open-Air Kindergarten in Japan:

Brilliant.You can find more photos here:


Norwegian Daycare… Project: Snow and water

orion5Friluftsliv (frí-loofts-leev) is a big word and has many interpretations internationally and in Norway, but it always happens outside.
"Friluftsliv at the preschool level is about playing outside. Playing is learning for children. Through games they can process events, increase their social skills, gather new knowledge and discover life. With nature as their playground they will also notice that which they cannot change. The whistling wind, birds singing, the warmth of the sun, raindrops falling, frosty branches, slippery roads, and all the things that are there if you allow yourself to feel and look. Friluftsliv in preschool is full of surprises. As a teacher you always have a goal with your activities, but you have to be prepared for the possibility that anything can happen. You have to be able to change your plans." — Britta


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