Pease wealth and safety are just some of the privileges children here enjoy another is a huge range of options for daycare facilities one of the trends is preschools in nature far away from the hustle and bustle of the concrete jungle these kids are turning the woods into a playground the hillside provides a natural slide pieces of wood are great for carving and juicy yellow plums along the way are a welcome morning snack every day they explore the forest on the outskirts of the German capital Berlin four-year-old Vivat has been participating for the past two years and today she's been allowed to join the group of older kids for the first time her mother says there's no better place for a child to develop when I lived in the city I was shocked at what my kids were always picking up from the ground I felt like they shouldn't touch anything everything was kind of disgusting or dirty or full of cigarette butts or garbage and dog poo I always had the feeling I had to hold them back there was no natural place for my kids to develop in the city the kids go outside and all seasons regardless of the weather there's no scheduled routine instead the day is filled with the children's discoveries at the moment they're learning how to use hand tools and thais appleís has been working here for 14 years as a preschool teacher he knows that going to the woods is good both for the children's minds and their bodies the obvious our aim is to give them a sense of mindfulness that they can communicate to other children to tell them things like why kill that bug why step on the nettles they're important for the snails when the Sun comes out snails can hide behind the leaves and butterflies lay their eggs on them or look at this plant you can eat it don't destroy it it's important to us a trip like this to the forest can be pretty exhausting around midday the kids head back to base they even have their own shelter to relax in during the winter they warm up here at the campfire if it gets really cold they can move into the nearby house plastic toys aren't allowed but there are always plenty of activities to keep them busy and sometimes special guests come to visit the neighbors sheep come here looking for food on the property the RAM died so it was buried here there's an appreciation for everything even when the kids are exploring and taking dead animals apart there's still respect and I believe that this respect for nature and its creatures will transform into respect for other human beings as well as a sense of responsibility for the environment 4 year old vivid really enjoyed her first day in the older children's group and she and the other kids are already looking forward to their next adventure in the forest

German outdoor preschool among the trees | Global 3000
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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:45 pm
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    Do they take adults? This looks fun.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:45 pm
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    There are many people who still need this basic knowledge

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:45 pm
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    Very fortunate, this is wonderful, I used to go camping many times with my brothers scout troop andw. We'd play through the woods

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:45 pm
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    A good way to develop natural immunity to common germs…..

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:45 pm
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    I wish my parents had the option to send me to one of these. I bet my parents wish they did too.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:45 pm
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    I didn't go to one of these schools, but I was lucky to live in the country side and go exploring in the forest, collecting leaves and mushrooms!

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:45 pm
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    Go figure letting kids be kids is a good idea…

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:45 pm
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    imo https://youtu.be/Cj0Vtu4PCR4

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:45 pm
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    This is the way I grew up 60 years ago , it was just what we did without thinking about it.

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