Getting kids outside in the cold and wet weather can be a challenge, we know. But doctors and teachers agree that kids need lots of time outside for a variety of reasons. Playing outside sparks imagination, improves motor skills and balance, provides a setting to learn about the natural world, boosts Vitamin D and promotes a healthy lifestyle that decreases obesity.
I thought I’d share a little more with you today about C’s new outdoor preschool. The photos here are all from his first day but they give a nice sense of the grounds the children are free to explore each day. Of course, this time of year we’re heavily employing our 5 Steps for Dressing Kids for Rain and Cold.
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