There is no such thing as a ‘miserable day’. As adults it can be hard to resist saying the classic term, ‘What a miserable rainy day’, young children will pick up on nature been talked about in a negative way. Rain is fun, inviting and educational for children. We can experience all four seasons, what might happen to the trees and the leaves starting up curiosity. This can lead to discussions on clouds, how the rain feels for them, just watch their vocabulary expand and broaden.
Within water play children learn such a lot, filling and emptying buckets can encourage maths while having fun. At our woodland setting we recently had a rainy day, we saw the opportunity to also get the hose pipe out. The children had great fun splashing in puddles, making mud pies and filling up containers. The learning opportunities were endless!
We can discuss with children what might we wear for a raining day to help keep us dry and warm. Take a look at the video for some handy top tips on outdoor waterproof clothing. Thank you to Northern Ireland Forest School Association for a great clip.
We are children’s models, let’s think positive about ALL weathers, ‘Let’s get out in the rain’.