Yes, Kids CAN Play Outside when it’s Cold by Rain or Shine Mamma
When the weather forecasters call for the Winterpocalypse, Snowmageddon and Arctic Blast all at once, your gut reaction may be to roll up in a ball and pull a blanket over your head until the first day of spring. But there’s no need to fear winter weather. Kids can still play and stay active outside in the cold, as long as you dress them properly and use common sense. Here are a few tips that will help you and your kids stay warm and have fun outdoors through the cold season.
ABOUT LINDA: Linda McGurk is a writer and photographer who grew up in Scandinavia, where people live by the mantra “There is no bad weather, only bad clothes,” and spending time in nature is a national obsession. She believes that the best childhood memories are created outside, while jumping in rain puddles, roaming through the woods, digging in dirt, catching frogs and climbing trees. Now a US citizen who lives in rural Indiana with her husband and two young daughters, she blogs about restoring the connection between children and nature at rainorshinemamma.com and hopes to inspire other parents to get outside with their children every day, regardless of the weather. Her writings about conservation, organic farming, sustainable living, forest schools, the outdoors and children’s health have appeared in a wide range of newspapers and magazines in North America as well as Scandinavia. Though she makes a living glued to a screen the better part of the day, it is when she goes for a walk in the woods that she feels truly alive.
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