Nature’s Joy and Blissful Childhood

My daughter is a teacher on a sabbatical to research education in Finland to find out more about how the nordic education system is delivered. She is blogging as she goes on her travels and I am fancinated by the thinking that is behind not only their education but the thinking generally about life and children so I thought I would share her latest post. I am so very grateful to all the lovely people she is meeting who are opening up their homes to her and showing her the beautiful countryside. Thank you.

In Finland, anyone and everyone has the right to enjoy the countryside, no matter who owns the land, because of the legal concept, ‘everyman’s right’. Anyone may pick and enjoy the numerous varieties of mushrooms and berries that grow there; anyone may walk, ski, cycle, fish, swim and camp in the countryside so long as they […]

via Everyman’s (and woman’s) rights — Rethinking the classroom

4 thoughts on “Nature’s Joy and Blissful Childhood

  1. sewchet September 21, 2016 / 14:18

    I couldn’t agree more and am lucky to live in a place where my young boys spend most of their spare time playing outside.


    • September 24, 2016 / 09:06

      Thats so good to hear, children don’t seem to enjoy the same degree of freedom anymore. Their time is so fully occupied with extra curricular activities that they don’t have the opportunity to be creative, use their insticts to find their own amusement in their surroundings.

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  2. Rainbow Junkie September 19, 2016 / 11:27

    Interesting and an attitude I totally believe in and tried to apply to my own children.


    • September 20, 2016 / 07:45

      Me too, I love to see and hear children at play using their own imagination and nature around them to entertain themselves.


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