It is necessary for kindergartens to open a “death course”
It is necessary to have a “death course” in kindergarten.
“The child is still in middle work, and he comes back at night to tell us that his coccidia is dead, and a funeral was held.” The parents of a kindergarten in Changzhou City, Jiangsu Province initially thought their children were joking, but later discovered that this was a “death course” offered by the kindergarten. (Yangtze Evening News, December 8)
The essence of “death course” is “death education”, and “death education” is an indispensable part of life education. The kindergarten organizes children to hold a funeral for the dead dermatococcosis. The process is not the most important. The most important thing is to guide and educate the children to recognize and understand death through this process, so as to realize the value and meaning of life.
This kindergarten in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province carried out life education by holding funerals for children’s pets, which caused some controversies. Among them, the biggest controversy is the topic of funerals and death. Kindergarten kids, is it too heavy? In fact, in reality, children cannot avoid the topic of death. For example, pet dogs, pet cats, goldfish, tortoises, etc. in the family died due to various reasons; for example, if an elderly person died in the family, parents should also ask their children for leave to participate. Funeral, etc.
These “death events” in life will also have an emotional impact on children who are only a few years old, and cause confusion in understanding. They can’t figure out why they have been with their grandparents or grandparents. , Suddenly left himself one day and never returned. If this kind of inner confusion is not answered, it will always be with them, leading to misunderstanding or ambiguity in their understanding of death. Instead of this, it is better for us to take the initiative and take advantage of some suitable opportunities to give them “death education”.
“Death education” is a part of life education. For a person’s life, death is a necessity of life, which means that “death education” is indispensable. “Death education” has not received due attention and popularization in China. One of the very important reasons is that it is influenced by traditional customs, habits and culture. Because in our traditional cultural context, even adults are taboo to talk about birth, old age, sickness and death, let alone talk about these topics to a minor child. What is gratifying is that for the kindergarten’s “death course”, many parents expressed their understanding and support for the kindergarten by reposting the circle of friends.
To carry out “death education” among minors, if there is something that needs to be paid attention to, it is to pay attention to the methods and ways, and conduct them in ways and ways that they can understand and accept, and actively avoid Something beyond their psychological cognition, as well as things that may bring stimulation and harm to their emotions and spirit.