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Olav B. Lysklett

In: The SAGE Handbook of Outdoor Play and Learning

Chapter 15: Nature Preschools in Denmark, Sweden, Germany and Norway: Characteristics and Differences

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Nature Preschools in Denmark, Sweden, Germany and Norway: Characteristics and Differences
Nature Preschools in Denmark, Sweden, Germany and Norway: Characteristics and Differences
Olav B. Lysklett
INTRODUCTION

There has been a growing academic interest over the last few decades in the use of outdoor spaces for children's play and learning. In some countries, outdoor play is viewed as a significant part of a child's development as well as a connection to the natural world. Some countries have Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) institutions that have a particularly strong focus on outdoor play and learning in nature (Lysklett, 2013). Such institutions have different names, such as forest kindergartens, outdoor nurseries, nature preschools or waldkindergarten (in ...

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