Three-year-olds trying their hand at being newscasters in front of the camera. Four-year-olds making videos as a matter of course. There are. In the "kastanienburg" kindergarten in hutschdorf (community of ethurnau).
The day care center participates in a project to strengthen media skills. Because children today grow up with computers, tablets and smartphones as a matter of course, the idea is to teach them how to use them early on. "Children who learn to deal with these media are better protected from their risks", says katharina nierhoff. She is a media pedagogue and works as a media coach for the boys and girls of the "kastanienburg", their teachers and parents, who are also expected to benefit from the pilot project.
The first attempts are promising: the children have already made a film of a trip to the forest, which they are very proud of.