Kvifor vel foreldre naturbarnehage?
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Due to my interests in nature and outdoor life, I find ways to apply the knowledge I know to the education of children fascinating. Therefore, the concept of a kindergarten with nature as a main subject and background strongly fit my qualities and passions. This and my dream to someday run my own nature-based kindergarten led to my chosen question, which I have worked on to answer in this assignment: ” Why do parents choose a nature-based kindergarten for their children?”. To be able to answer this question, I chose to use interviews as a qualitative method of gathering empiricism. Developing an interview guide helped make the work more streamlined and continuous when both preparing and processing the data, I gathered from the parents who volunteered to participate. After processing the data gathered, several interesting answers emerged. One of the reasons why parents choose these types of kindergartens is the possibility of enhancing the development of the children`s motor skills at an early age. Another was that since our everyday life is more and more influenced by technology and a more stationary workload, they find it healthy to introduce the positives of being outside and in motion to the next generation. These two examples can be viewed as separate results, but they can also be seen in combination. As described by Jørgensen (2018), in the last decade the everyday life of each family has changed considerably. This applies to how they live, how they travel, and the increasing time spent sitting stationary in front of digital tools (Jørgensen, 2018, s.256). Each of these factors affects the development of a child, both mentally and physically. More on these aspects and how they may affect, and other interesting results are covered in this assignment.