“Who right here has been around love?” Anniek Pheifer asks an audience of Dutch elementary school students.
It’s a Spring morning in Utrecht, plus the St. Jan de Doper elementary college gymnasium is decked in heart-shaped balloons and streamers. Pheifer and Pepijn Gunneweg are hosts of a children tv program when you look at the Netherlands, and they’re performing a track about having a crush.
Children giggle at issue. Hands — little and larger — shoot up.
Welcome to “Spring Fever” week in main schools over the Netherlands, the week of concentrated intercourse ed classes… for 4-year olds.
Needless to say, it is not merely for 4-year-olds. Eight-year-olds find out about gender and self-image stereotypes. 11-year-olds reveal sexual orientation and contraceptive options. But in holland, the approach, referred to as “comprehensive intercourse education,” starts as soon as age 4.
Kindergarteners attend the opening construction for Spring Fever at the St Jan de Doperschool in Utrecht, the Netherlands week. NewsHour photo by Saskia de Melker
You’ll never hear a reference that is explicit intercourse in a kindergarten course. In reality, the expression for what’s being trained here is sex training instead of intercourse training. That’s since the objective is larger than that, says Ineke van der Vlugt, a specialist on youth sexual development for Rutgers WPF, the Dutch sex research institute behind the curriculum.Leggi ancora