As the weather turns colder, please make sure your child has sufficient clothing to be outside. We will try to be outside every day and keeping warm and dry is important. A few suggestions for the colder months ahead from years of experience:
Hats- They should cover the ears and stay on heads when we go sledding.
Mittens- Waterproof is a must for winter! Mittens are much warmer than gloves for tiny fingers. They also need to be long enough to cover the ends of the coat when the sleeves ride up.
Snow pants- Make sure they are long enough to keep legs covered when knees are bent and to stay over the boots (tucking them in boots is almost impossible for children to do). The bib style snow pants keep snow off the back if the coat rides up while playing. One-piece snowsuits are easy for young children to get on by themselves.
Boots- Make sure they are warm and cover the skin when the snow pants ride up. Back entry boots with Velcro tend to be difficult to stay closed. Boots with removable liners will dry out faster. If your child has tie boots, stringing them with elastic makes the boots easier to get on and off without untying them.
Many of the children will get on the bus after they have been outside so a dry pair of mittens to put on would be helpful.