Call it ridiculous or cruel, a part of curriculum in Siberian kindergarten school dictates kids to douse themselves with a bucket of icy water everyday. As per a Daily Mail report, the children take the cold showers daily after a hot sauna as long as the temperature is no lower than 25C. Pictures and videos of this daily exercise show children bathing themselves with cold water at the kindergarten – which is also known as Sibiryachok, or Little Siberian.Also Read - Viral Video: Tanzanian Siblings Kili Paul & Neema Lip-sync 'Jana Gana Mana', Win Hearts of Indians | Watch

But why? It is believed that this daily exercise keeps the children healthy, and stop infections. Apart from the shower, they are also taught breathing exercises for the deep cold. Also Read - Viral Video: Groom Takes JCB Ride to Reach Wedding Venue Amid Heavy Snowfall In Shimla | Watch

‘The little walruses warmed themselves in the sauna and went outside for a traditional cold water shower’, said a a spokesperson for Krasnoyarsk education department. Also Read - Viral Video: Mother Hen Fights Off Snake To Protect Her Chicks, What Happens Next | Watch

Talking about the practice, teacher Lyubov Daniltsova claimed that doctors have confirmed that children in groups that practice dousing get through the flu season a lot more easily.

‘The children who do have the ice showers are also more sensible, balanced – and optimistic. They are better organised. But just imagine, you need to do it every morning, you require the willpower to do that. We don’t force anyone,” Pre-school teacher and swimming coach Oksana Kabotko, told The Daily Mail.

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