Why are more and more Norwegian parents sending their children to outdoor preschools?
The Tusseladen Outdoor Preschool in Tromso, Arctic Norway, shows why it can be OK for 5-year-olds to light fires, use knives and climb mountains.
Early Years educators around the world use this film to challenge the risk-averse attitudes currently diminishing children's opportunities to learn for real. For teachers, parents and children, Arctic Outdoor Preschool reveals the educational and personal development benefits that come from teaching children to manage risk rather than avoid it. Learning outdoors can be fun, healthy and interesting!
Arctic Outdoor Preschool was first broadcast on Japanese public television, has since been seen on Teachers TV and The Community Channel, won Best Children's Programme at the 2009 Northern Character Film Festiva, and is widely used as a case study in Early Years and Forest School teacher training courses. Instead of telling 5-year-olds not to touch matches, why not teach them how to light fires properly? This film is a warm and powerful insight into the benefits of teaching children how to manage risk rather than avoiding it.
We use this brilliant film as a teaching aid for any new members of staff. The teacher is inspirational and the children and their achievements are amazing.
Sue Palmer, Farley Outdoor Nurseries, UK.
|Formats:||PAL with English subtitles|