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Northwoods childcare center puts on its own Olympics; video of bobsledding is shared around the worldSubmitted: 02/20/2018
Katie Thoresen
Katie Thoresen
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kthoresen@wjfw.com

Northwoods childcare center puts on its own Olympics; video of bobsledding is shared around the world
EAGLE RIVER - The young athletes at Northwoods Child Development Center in Eagle River may not be ready to compete in the Olympics, but they're off to a pretty good start. 

"We believe in learning through play," said Director Teri Mason. 

The kids at the childcare center have been learning all about the Olympics by doing their own versions of the sports they're seeing on TV.


Their own Olympics will last two weeks with a different event every day including ski jumping, curling, and hockey.

"They're understanding the concept behind it. And that's what it's all about at this age," said Mason.

Just like the real Olympians, these budding athletes are getting their share of the fame.

Mason posted a video of the kids boxsledding, their version of bobsledding. 

"I did hashtag winter Olympics and within hours I had NBC Olympics contacting me and asking if they could use it," Mason said. 

NBC Olympics shared the video on all of its social media pages. The video has more than 100,000 views on Facebook alone.

"It's just like wow from one little hashtag," said Mason. 

All those views won't land these kids any gold medals, but that won't stop them from learning the true spirit of the Olympics.


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