"There's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes"
This phrase is a common mantra in Scandinavia, repeated by parents who insist that their children spend time outdoors every day.
Working outside all year with kids, I have found this to be 100% true. Click on the links below to check out items and clothing that I found to be the most effective for the outdoor elements.
These snowsuits are absolutely amazing. It is what my class used this past year, and they would say, "I feel like I'm inside." No one ever complained about being cold, not even in the low 30's or high 20's!
Polarn O. Pyret is truly amazing with all children's rain and winter wear. I would trust any of their products - go nuts!
Now that it is getting cold, it would be really helpful to have some warm, slip on shoes that I can keep by the back garden to easily put on before our lunch time and outdoor activities. Other options: Birkenstock, Ugg, Kamik, Kamik ankle booties
Any rain boots that go high up the calf are fabulous. We love to jump in the puddles! It's just too much fun. So the higher up, the less likely water will fill them up. :)
Waterproof backpacks are not required, but it definitely helps to ensure that all stays dry when we get a bit of rain.