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
‘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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