"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!
Thermal layers are key... they really make all the difference - this can be a thin wool sweater or a wool base layer long sleeved shirt. Quality matters though - layering 3 long sleeved regular t-shirts wont help as much as one nice wool one. Don't worry about washing often!
This backpack holds a lot of things AND is easy for the child to carry. Independence is something we really try to foster, and the right sized backpack is important. I love how the side pockets are super stretchy, easily holding different sized water bottles (this is usually a challenge)!