Everything You Need to Know to Dress Your Child for Outdoor Play in Wet or Cold Weather
Outdoor Kids Occupational Therapy
by Laura Figueroa
2y ago
Maybe you’ve heard the Alfred Wainwright quote: “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.” But as parents, do we really believe this? We often worry our children will be cold, wet, crabby, or uncomfortable during their wet or snowy outdoor play.  If we want our children to play outdoors in all kinds of weather, we must take care not to pass along the opinion that there is such a thing as “bad” weather. Framing the play outdoors as exciting, adventurous, and FUN is especially important when the weather is wet or chilly. Our children follow our lead. But that does ..read more
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Kids Have To Cry When They Need To Cry
Outdoor Kids Occupational Therapy
by Laura Figueroa
3y ago
3 Things You Can Do Today to Support Your Child's Emotional Regulation Letter from my daughter in 2008, age 6 My heart broke when my daughter handed me this note when she was 6 years old. For over 11 years now, this note has been on display in my living room as a reminder…. At the time, she had been crying about something (I honestly don’t remember what) and I had been particularly impatient with her. I hadn’t stopped to listen to her, to understand her, or care for ..read more
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The Magic of Mud- How to Embrace All Kinds of Weather with Your Kids
Outdoor Kids Occupational Therapy
by Elisabeth Meikle
4y ago
Tell the truth: do you love ALL KINDS of weather? Or do rainy/foggy/cold/not perfect days prevent you from getting outside to play with your kids? A few weeks ago, I looked at the weather forecast on a day I was scheduled to lead my Con-T-GO Kids OT group: 100% chance of rain. Great. I admit- I wasn’t feeling my usual enthusiasm about going out into the woods to lead the group that day.  I reluctantly put on all of my rain gear - boots, rain pants, lots of layers, waterproof gloves - packed my backpack, and drove to our meeting spot while the rain came pouring down in droves.The kids in my gro ..read more
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