Some day care centers in Finland and Sweden have a practise called “Feel at home in Nature” or “Rain or Shine”. Children are outdoors in nature as much as possible no matter if it is rainy or cold. Of course kids have proper outfit and experienced childminders. In forest they play, eat lunch by the open fire and listen a fairy tale under the tree. Kids even have their nap there in sleeping bags!
The Nordic Council Nature and Environment Prize 2009 has been awarded to the Swedish forest-schools initiative “I Ur och Skur” (Rain or Shine).