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(Metro)   Nursery lets the kids go clambering over trees, rolling around in the mud, sawing wood, chopping vegetables and cooking lunch on an open fire. This should go well   ( metro.co.uk) divider line
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2017-04-17 07:12:49 AM  
Hey, they are learning survival skills.
 
2017-04-17 07:48:21 AM  
 
2017-04-17 07:53:17 AM  
That looks like an AWESOME daycare.  Your kids come home plum tuckered.

Also, they're not using power tools, subby.  Other than maybe the saw, everything is 100% kid stuff.
 
2017-04-17 07:54:41 AM  
That place looks awesome!
 
2017-04-17 08:09:22 AM  
Good for them. Better than rotting under fluorescent tubes all day, like me.
 
2017-04-17 08:10:27 AM  
Mommy doesn't want to get the Denali dirty. Can teacher wash up little Denver before we pick him up?
 
2017-04-17 08:15:28 AM  
The best summer camp I had was when it rained so much that our 'teepees' got flooded and we had to sleep on our bags/suitcases. Then the dirt road for delivering our food got so bad that we had to hike through the mud to the main camp to eat meals. I was 10 years old and thought it was a cool adventure.
 
2017-04-17 08:16:17 AM  
So...basically the Scouts minus actual camping?
 
2017-04-17 08:17:15 AM  
Looks like a great place. As for the using saws and whatnot, kids are a lot smarter than most people give them credit for.  I've been cooking with my niece since she was little and I didn't shy away from putting a knife in her hands early. I told her that it was very important that she be careful and then I showed her how to hold the knife and the things she was cutting and stood over her for a good while to make sure she got it too but she was fine.  They also tend to thrive when you trust them with such things because they like the accomplishment.
 
2017-04-17 08:18:41 AM  

Parthenogenetic: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/04/hey-parents-leav​e​-those-kids-alone/358631/


I'm a scout leader and I send this article to so many parents. So many are shocked that adults are nearby but not omnipresent.

My son went to a school vacation camp like this when my wife returned to school. He came home soaked, dirty and starved. He loved it so much we sent him one time when we didn't need to just so he could play like a child.
 
2017-04-17 08:21:00 AM  
What's with the photo of herself the writer used at the top of TFA?  It looks like she's avoiding eye contact.  She must think she's writing a blog until her acting career takes off.
 
2017-04-17 08:23:26 AM  
We lived in a house in the country when I was growing up, with three acres of garden surrounded by open farmland, farm buildings, haystacks, a river, woods etc. The things I got up to, walking miles, being out for hours with my parents having no idea where I was, coming home from school by myself, sometimes to an empty house, all long before I was even a teenager.
Social services would have taken me away today.
 
2017-04-17 08:24:00 AM  

ComaToast: The best summer camp I had was when it rained so much that our 'teepees' got flooded and we had to sleep on our bags/suitcases. Then the dirt road for delivering our food got so bad that we had to hike through the mud to the main camp to eat meals. I was 10 years old and thought it was a cool adventure.


Reminds me of JLT in Scouts and my Ordeal in OA...
 
2017-04-17 08:28:36 AM  
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2017-04-17 08:28:55 AM  

Baloo Uriza: Ordeal in OA


I was going to snark on the Order of the Arrow but it didn't feel right.
 
2017-04-17 08:39:16 AM  
That there is a cohort that will not be troubled by allergies nor constant colds and infections.  They are building strong immune systems.
 
2017-04-17 08:43:43 AM  

dionysusaur: That there is a cohort that will not be troubled by allergies nor constant colds and infections.  They are building strong immune systems.



And confidence.  And hopefully an appreciation for the great outdoors that'll last a lifetime.
 
2017-04-17 08:43:52 AM  
My first reaction to the headline was, "I'm not buying any plants from that nursery."
 
2017-04-17 08:48:10 AM  
So "Survivor" without the silly drama.
 
2017-04-17 08:55:10 AM  

Egoy3k: Looks like a great place. As for the using saws and whatnot, kids are a lot smarter than most people give them credit for. I've been cooking with my niece since she was little and I didn't shy away from putting a knife in her hands early. I told her that it was very important that she be careful and then I showed her how to hold the knife and the things she was cutting and stood over her for a good while to make sure she got it too but she was fine.  They also tend to thrive when you trust them with such things because they like the accomplishment.


No they're not, although that's the most popular depiction in the media: the adult-savvy child.

I'm from that supposed idyllic era when kids roamed free and weren't expected to be anywhere until the supper time.  I'm missing part of my thumb because I was trusted to cut wood on my own.  I knew how to do it safely, but I was a kid and got distracted by a squirrel or something.

Was it great making tree forts, playing cowboys and Indians and riding my bike without a helmet?  Sure, but I actually got stuck in a tree one time like a cat when a branch broke and sat there for over three hours.  I was terrified and it I still have nightmares about it decades later.  Playing war games with the other boys was a blast until the neighborhood bully and his gang butted in and used it as an excuse to beat the shiat out of us.  And unlike the movies, there was no Mr. Miyagi to teach me karate.  Bullies tend to win.  That's why they keep doing it.  Years later I found out most of the bullies were getting beaten at home but nobody talked about those things back then and it wasn't anyone else's business besides.  And I never did find out what happened to the kid a couple streets over who was riding his bike and got hit by a car and suffered massive head trauma.  All I know is I was riding my bike with him one week and then I never saw him again and the adults just talked in hushed tones to each other if the subject was brought up.

/"the good ol' days"
 
2017-04-17 08:58:07 AM  
I was pleasantly surprised to see the word "clambering" used in a headline, then I RTFA.

Fark headline:

Nursery lets the kids go clambering over trees, rolling around in the mud, sawing wood, chopping vegetables and cooking lunch on an open fire.


From TFA:

Children aged as young as two get to grips with the great outdoors, clambering over trees, rolling around in the mud, sawing wood, chopping vegetables and cooking lunch on an open fire.


GFY, lazymitter.
 
2017-04-17 09:05:11 AM  

Persnickety: Egoy3k: Looks like a great place. As for the using saws and whatnot, kids are a lot smarter than most people give them credit for. I've been cooking with my niece since she was little and I didn't shy away from putting a knife in her hands early. I told her that it was very important that she be careful and then I showed her how to hold the knife and the things she was cutting and stood over her for a good while to make sure she got it too but she was fine.  They also tend to thrive when you trust them with such things because they like the accomplishment.

No they're not, although that's the most popular depiction in the media: the adult-savvy child.

I'm from that supposed idyllic era when kids roamed free and weren't expected to be anywhere until the supper time.  I'm missing part of my thumb because I was trusted to cut wood on my own.  I knew how to do it safely, but I was a kid and got distracted by a squirrel or something.

Was it great making tree forts, playing cowboys and Indians and riding my bike without a helmet?  Sure, but I actually got stuck in a tree one time like a cat when a branch broke and sat there for over three hours.  I was terrified and it I still have nightmares about it decades later.  Playing war games with the other boys was a blast until the neighborhood bully and his gang butted in and used it as an excuse to beat the shiat out of us.  And unlike the movies, there was no Mr. Miyagi to teach me karate.  Bullies tend to win.  That's why they keep doing it.  Years later I found out most of the bullies were getting beaten at home but nobody talked about those things back then and it wasn't anyone else's business besides.  And I never did find out what happened to the kid a couple streets over who was riding his bike and got hit by a car and suffered massive head trauma.  All I know is I was riding my bike with him one week and then I never saw him again and the adults just talked in hushed tones to each other if the subject was brought up ...



So what's your point?  I got hurt plenty as a kid.  Skinned knees, a broken arm, and two teeth knocked out when I bailed on my Motocross bicycle taking a ridiculous jump.  Shiat happens.  None of it scarred me psychologically.  I grew up realizing if I did dumb, risky things I might really hurt myself because I HAD IN THE PAST.  I routinely ignored danger as a little kid until life proved to me I might fark myself up.
 
2017-04-17 09:06:09 AM  

Persnickety: Egoy3k: Looks like a great place. As for the using saws and whatnot, kids are a lot smarter than most people give them credit for. I've been cooking with my niece since she was little and I didn't shy away from putting a knife in her hands early. I told her that it was very important that she be careful and then I showed her how to hold the knife and the things she was cutting and stood over her for a good while to make sure she got it too but she was fine.  They also tend to thrive when you trust them with such things because they like the accomplishment.

No they're not, although that's the most popular depiction in the media: the adult-savvy child.

I'm from that supposed idyllic era when kids roamed free and weren't expected to be anywhere until the supper time.  I'm missing part of my thumb because I was trusted to cut wood on my own.  I knew how to do it safely, but I was a kid and got distracted by a squirrel or something.

Was it great making tree forts, playing cowboys and Indians and riding my bike without a helmet?  Sure, but I actually got stuck in a tree one time like a cat when a branch broke and sat there for over three hours.  I was terrified and it I still have nightmares about it decades later.  Playing war games with the other boys was a blast until the neighborhood bully and his gang butted in and used it as an excuse to beat the shiat out of us.  And unlike the movies, there was no Mr. Miyagi to teach me karate.  Bullies tend to win.  That's why they keep doing it.  Years later I found out most of the bullies were getting beaten at home but nobody talked about those things back then and it wasn't anyone else's business besides.  And I never did find out what happened to the kid a couple streets over who was riding his bike and got hit by a car and suffered massive head trauma.  All I know is I was riding my bike with him one week and then I never saw him again and the adults just talked in hushed tones to each other if the subject was brought up ...


But this is taking the good of the old, and hopefully leaving out the bad.
 
2017-04-17 09:09:15 AM  
I'd let my kids do this. Then again, I'm not a helicopter parent bubble-wrapping and sanitizing anything that comes near my kids.
 
2017-04-17 09:17:23 AM  

Ron Vibbentrop: We lived in a house in the country when I was growing up, with three acres of garden surrounded by open farmland, farm buildings, haystacks, a river, woods etc. The things I got up to, walking miles, being out for hours with my parents having no idea where I was, coming home from school by myself, sometimes to an empty house, all long before I was even a teenager.
Social services would have taken me away today.


Likewise except ours was five acres of mostly pasture with horses, chickens and pigs, surrounded mostly by second-growth forest. When I was real little someone (older sister, usually) had to go with me when I wanted to go fishing or something. By the time I was 8 or so I was all over the neighborhood (and most of my friends lived around a mile away.) When I was 12 I was often gone all day long, just roaming through the woods for miles or fishing all day. It was like heaven.
 
2017-04-17 09:18:14 AM  
Good for them, and by "them" I mean "the kids that get to go there"
 
2017-04-17 09:19:39 AM  
Soooo basically my back yard?
 
2017-04-17 09:21:02 AM  

Persnickety: Egoy3k: Looks like a great place. As for the using saws and whatnot, kids are a lot smarter than most people give them credit for. I've been cooking with my niece since she was little and I didn't shy away from putting a knife in her hands early. I told her that it was very important that she be careful and then I showed her how to hold the knife and the things she was cutting and stood over her for a good while to make sure she got it too but she was fine.  They also tend to thrive when you trust them with such things because they like the accomplishment.

No they're not, although that's the most popular depiction in the media: the adult-savvy child.

I'm from that supposed idyllic era when kids roamed free and weren't expected to be anywhere until the supper time.  I'm missing part of my thumb because I was trusted to cut wood on my own.  I knew how to do it safely, but I was a kid and got distracted by a squirrel or something.

Was it great making tree forts, playing cowboys and Indians and riding my bike without a helmet?  Sure, but I actually got stuck in a tree one time like a cat when a branch broke and sat there for over three hours.  I was terrified and it I still have nightmares about it decades later.  Playing war games with the other boys was a blast until the neighborhood bully and his gang butted in and used it as an excuse to beat the shiat out of us.  And unlike the movies, there was no Mr. Miyagi to teach me karate.  Bullies tend to win.  That's why they keep doing it.  Years later I found out most of the bullies were getting beaten at home but nobody talked about those things back then and it wasn't anyone else's business besides.  And I never did find out what happened to the kid a couple streets over who was riding his bike and got hit by a car and suffered massive head trauma.  All I know is I was riding my bike with him one week and then I never saw him again and the adults just talked in hushed tones to each other if the subject was brought up ...


OK then better keep the kids inside, and distracted with Xbox and give them some pharmaceuticals when they act up then because there is simply no reasonable middle ground....

/I'm sorry you were such a wuss as a child.
 
2017-04-17 09:22:08 AM  

Persnickety: Egoy3k: Looks like a great place. As for the using saws and whatnot, kids are a lot smarter than most people give them credit for. I've been cooking with my niece since she was little and I didn't shy away from putting a knife in her hands early. I told her that it was very important that she be careful and then I showed her how to hold the knife and the things she was cutting and stood over her for a good while to make sure she got it too but she was fine.  They also tend to thrive when you trust them with such things because they like the accomplishment.

No they're not, although that's the most popular depiction in the media: the adult-savvy child.

I'm from that supposed idyllic era when kids roamed free and weren't expected to be anywhere until the supper time.  I'm missing part of my thumb because I was trusted to cut wood on my own.  I knew how to do it safely, but I was a kid and got distracted by a squirrel or something.

Was it great making tree forts, playing cowboys and Indians and riding my bike without a helmet?  Sure, but I actually got stuck in a tree one time like a cat when a branch broke and sat there for over three hours.  I was terrified and it I still have nightmares about it decades later.  Playing war games with the other boys was a blast until the neighborhood bully and his gang butted in and used it as an excuse to beat the shiat out of us.  And unlike the movies, there was no Mr. Miyagi to teach me karate.  Bullies tend to win.  That's why they keep doing it.  Years later I found out most of the bullies were getting beaten at home but nobody talked about those things back then and it wasn't anyone else's business besides.  And I never did find out what happened to the kid a couple streets over who was riding his bike and got hit by a car and suffered massive head trauma.  All I know is I was riding my bike with him one week and then I never saw him again and the adults just talked in hushed tones to each other if the subject was brought up ...


Christ what a p*ssy
 
2017-04-17 09:24:09 AM  

White_Scarf_Syndrome: Mommy doesn't want to get the Denali dirty. Can teacher wash up little Denver before we pick him up?


Hose 'em off.

What a great daycare!  The look on the little girl's face (3rd photo) says it all.  And the kid in the mud puddle? Why not?

There is an argument being made that the increase in asthma and allergies is due to kids not rolling around in enough dirt any more. My mom used to tell us to go outside, let her know if we would be out of earshot, and don't come back till dinner.
 
2017-04-17 09:24:12 AM  
This should go well

Yes subby, letting kids be kids at daycare should go very well in their development into well adjusted adults.
 
2017-04-17 09:25:36 AM  
Oh, those poor children!!!! Being raised like savages out in the woods!!!! I'm sure some libby libdummos think this is just fine and will get them back in Touch With Mother Earth or indoctrinate these kids into whatever the latest anti-Jesus Satanist pervert nonsense they're spewing but the reality is these poor kids will just come back into society kicking and screaming in public with absolutely no manners or regard for others! And carrying who knows what germs they picked up out there getting filthy dirty in the woods!!! Please join me in praying for their souls!11!!!!1 </sarcasm, just in case your meter is broken>
(Did I do it right?)

/This is such a great idea.
//I'd love to start one here, but the first time little Canyon Colorado Dakota Cheyenne got poked by a briar it'd be sued out of existence
///3 billion dollar lawsuit
 
2017-04-17 09:27:03 AM  
I see nothing wrong with this.  Seeing how my two boys already do this at home on pretty much a regular basis.  Would love to have something like this close to home.

Rule of thumb at my house is if it's not time to eat, sleep, or do chores you play outside.  Mornings leading up to breakfast are for cartoons and Friday nights are family movie night.

Yeah, both have had some cuts, tumbles, bruises, and bangs.  Sometimes they cry, most times they ignore it until mom freaks out.


/look on moms face the first time one of the boys decides to jump out of a tree is priceless
//laughed until she slapped me on the back running towards the boy who's now midair
///happily got to point out immediately after in a calm voice that we don't hit in this family, followed by a chorus of the same words from both boys.
 
2017-04-17 09:32:14 AM  

Terrapin Bound: Persnickety: Egoy3k: Looks like a great place. As for the using saws and whatnot, kids are a lot smarter than most people give them credit for. I've been cooking with my niece since she was little and I didn't shy away from putting a knife in her hands early. I told her that it was very important that she be careful and then I showed her how to hold the knife and the things she was cutting and stood over her for a good while to make sure she got it too but she was fine.  They also tend to thrive when you trust them with such things because they like the accomplishment.

No they're not, although that's the most popular depiction in the media: the adult-savvy child.

I'm from that supposed idyllic era when kids roamed free and weren't expected to be anywhere until the supper time.  I'm missing part of my thumb because I was trusted to cut wood on my own.  I knew how to do it safely, but I was a kid and got distracted by a squirrel or something.

Was it great making tree forts, playing cowboys and Indians and riding my bike without a helmet?  Sure, but I actually got stuck in a tree one time like a cat when a branch broke and sat there for over three hours.  I was terrified and it I still have nightmares about it decades later.  Playing war games with the other boys was a blast until the neighborhood bully and his gang butted in and used it as an excuse to beat the shiat out of us.  And unlike the movies, there was no Mr. Miyagi to teach me karate.  Bullies tend to win.  That's why they keep doing it.  Years later I found out most of the bullies were getting beaten at home but nobody talked about those things back then and it wasn't anyone else's business besides.  And I never did find out what happened to the kid a couple streets over who was riding his bike and got hit by a car and suffered massive head trauma.  All I know is I was riding my bike with him one week and then I never saw him again and the adults just talked in hushed tones to each other if the subject was brought up ...

Christ what a p*ssy


What the kid that got run over by the car? Gotta toughen em up 
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I remember the whole 'free range kids' era, and the nostalgia is real. Not advocating bubble wrapping your kid either, but there a medium between letting them play in traffic and drugging them in front of an Xbox.
 
2017-04-17 09:35:48 AM  

Daer21: Terrapin Bound: Persnickety: Egoy3k: Looks like a great place. As for the using saws and whatnot, kids are a lot smarter than most people give them credit for. I've been cooking with my niece since she was little and I didn't shy away from putting a knife in her hands early. I told her that it was very important that she be careful and then I showed her how to hold the knife and the things she was cutting and stood over her for a good while to make sure she got it too but she was fine.  They also tend to thrive when you trust them with such things because they like the accomplishment.

No they're not, although that's the most popular depiction in the media: the adult-savvy child.

I'm from that supposed idyllic era when kids roamed free and weren't expected to be anywhere until the supper time.  I'm missing part of my thumb because I was trusted to cut wood on my own.  I knew how to do it safely, but I was a kid and got distracted by a squirrel or something.

Was it great making tree forts, playing cowboys and Indians and riding my bike without a helmet?  Sure, but I actually got stuck in a tree one time like a cat when a branch broke and sat there for over three hours.  I was terrified and it I still have nightmares about it decades later.  Playing war games with the other boys was a blast until the neighborhood bully and his gang butted in and used it as an excuse to beat the shiat out of us.  And unlike the movies, there was no Mr. Miyagi to teach me karate.  Bullies tend to win.  That's why they keep doing it.  Years later I found out most of the bullies were getting beaten at home but nobody talked about those things back then and it wasn't anyone else's business besides.  And I never did find out what happened to the kid a couple streets over who was riding his bike and got hit by a car and suffered massive head trauma.  All I know is I was riding my bike with him one week and then I never saw him again and the adults just talked in hushed tones to each other ...



It's the freaking wilderness.  Nowhere near as dangerous as the city.  The only things zipping around over 8mph are bees and flies.  Soft ground to fall on to boot.
 
2017-04-17 09:36:59 AM  
William Goldring approves.
 
2017-04-17 09:38:11 AM  
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Meanwhile in Japanese kindergarten...
 
2017-04-17 09:45:01 AM  

Egoy3k: /I'm sorry you were such a wuss as a child.


This!

And a klutz.
 
2017-04-17 09:45:15 AM  
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OOF
2017-04-17 10:00:41 AM  
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2017-04-17 10:08:53 AM  
Over the long term, the average number of fingers those kids graduate with will approach 10, so what's the big deal?
 
2017-04-17 10:19:45 AM  
it was called life when I was a kid, we were kicked out of the house from sun up till sundown, except when we were called to lunch, which was also eaten outdoors.
if it rained, we could find shelter in an out building or garage, if it was open, and only in the winter could we spend time indoors on the bad days.
we only wore clothes if the weather was bad too, and they hosed us off to go inside for supper...
 
2017-04-17 10:24:29 AM  
Those poor screen deprived kids.  Some one think of the googles.
 
2017-04-17 10:27:19 AM  
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2017-04-17 10:32:50 AM  
Sounds like what life was like when I was a kid.
 
2017-04-17 10:39:20 AM  
One word that most of you are using when reminiscing about the past and/or talking about your own kids - plural pronouns we/they. When you have an only child, things are very diffrent until they are older. I was a kid in the 80s with free range, as long as someone was with me, which was rare, so I read and watched tv a lot. My son, who is also an only, has a similar lot. More only children = less free range kids. This daycare is a splendid idea, but more of the lack of free range isn't exactly bubble wrapping, it's that you can't have a kid under 9/10 walking around by himself.
 
2017-04-17 10:41:23 AM  
My kids are almost 3 and 4 and have been going to a "school" like this once a week. They learn about trees and plants and nature. They seem to like it. I think they'll like it even more when they're a little older.
 
2017-04-17 10:51:09 AM  
Wow. Kids being able to play and learn how to interact with peers in order to group problem solve, socialize,  and think critically while getting exercise and exposure to new stimuli.  What a radical new idea!!!
 
2017-04-17 11:21:32 AM  
This is what kids need. I'm no perfect parent, but when I'm home with the kids, we're outside.

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Building, cooking, playing in dirt.

It's what kids need.
 
2017-04-17 11:41:44 AM  
It ain't real "play" until the BB guns come out ..
 
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