Russian nursery's take on extreme fitness

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Imagine putting your kids into kindergarten, only to find out that teachers are stripping your kids down and forcing them to run in the snow...practically naked. Then, just to toughen them up a little bit, they pour a bucket of cold water on their heads.

Now imagine that you want to get into the school, but can't, because there's a waiting list.

There's a video of the school here. I'm not one to knock another country's cultural ideas, but obviously something is getting lost in translation here. The teacher says that she developed the program to prevent health problems in children, and that the rigorous exercise out in the cold "toughens" them up.

The program is not required, but parents are lining up to get their kids enrolled. The children seem happy enough, but still...brrrrrrr.

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AdviceMama Says:
Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.