Getting outside not only helps children grow and experience things physically. It is an important part of their intellectual and social development as they explore the outdoors and using inquiry, imaginative play and expressive language.
We get a lot of rainy days in the spring and while we may not appreciate them, children LOVE them! I grew up in Winnipeg where, despite the cold winters, we were outside all the time. My mother said there was no such thing as bad weather – only bad clothing! So, we dressed for it. We can dress for the rain and enjoy puddle hopping, catching raindrops on our tongues, collecting water. There is nothing like the smell of wet growing things in the spring!
PS: Recommended spring book…..”Big Sarah’s Little Boots”