“Who right here has been around love?” Anniek Pheifer asks a audience of Dutch elementary college students.
It’s a Spring morning in Utrecht, therefore the St. Jan de Doper elementary college gym is decked in heart-shaped balloons and streamers. Pheifer and Pepijn Gunneweg are hosts of a young ones tv system into the Netherlands, and they’re performing a track about having a crush.
Children giggle at issue. Hands — little and bigger — shoot up.
Welcome to “Spring Fever” week in main schools over the Netherlands, the week of concentrated intercourse ed classes… for 4-year olds.
Of course, it is not only for 4-year-olds. Eight-year-olds find out about gender and self-image stereotypes. 11-year-olds reveal orientation that is sexual contraceptive choices. However in holland, the approach, called “comprehensive intercourse education,” starts as soon as age 4.
Kindergarteners attend the opening installation for Spring Fever week in the St Jan de Doperschool in Utrecht, holland. NewsHour photo [...]