This article in some ways took me back to kindergarten. How we use to walk to school when I was in kindergarten, once even getting lost and being late to school. I remember the path we use to take in the woods almost like it was yesterday.
I was also just talking with my co-workers the other day how my friends and I use to stay out as late as we good after school, usually not going in until our mothers called us for dinner.
We would be outside playing what we called 500 ball, kickball, tag and any number of other games in our neighborhood. On the weekends we would play in those same woods we walked to school in.
The article is entitled “German Kindergarten Campouts Test Helicopter Parents” by Jessica Holzer at the Wall Street Journal. In a way, the education they’re talking about in the article is what we got every day after school and on weekends, we just didn’t know it.