I collected Miss E from day care yesterday, blessed little thing was still asleep. Not a problem, the carers were happy to wake her up.
Off they went…. out the door.
It was about 8 degrees C yesterday and there was Miss E, happy as larry sleeping in the ‘box’ outside (obviously appropriately rugged up).
|Miss E sleeps well.|
It’s quite common here in day cares for children to sleep outside.
A friend of mine came from a few years in Denmark, she said that it’s apparently quite normal in most Scandinavian countries.
“The theory behind outdoor napping is that children exposed to fresh air, whether in summer or the depths of winter, are less likely to catch coughs and colds – and that spending a whole day in one room with 30 other children does them no good at all.”
At Forskolan Orren, a pre-school outside Stockholm, all children sleep outside until they reach the age of three.
If it helps with the kids not getting colds over winter, then I’m happy for it.
For the same reason, we fling our windows wide open every day. The cold air streams through the house and theoretically should kill off any germs lurking.