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"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!

The trick for hand warmth and easiest to take on and off are the mittens. Children do not love them due to loss of dexterity, but they are a must during very cold weather. It is a good idea to have thinner, finger gloves for the less cold days, and for wearing underneath the mittens.  

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

Celavi rain suits I have found to be excellent at keeping everything dry underneath. The two pieces suit allows for easier removal for bathroom breaks and for times when they might get too warm for the top layer. Kuling is also fantastic.

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.

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