Happy first day of SNOW!
With the cooler temperatures settling in, please make sure that you send your child dressed appropriately to go outside (warm coat, hat, and mittens–snow pants and boots if snowy or very cold) every day.
Please help your child practice being independent with putting on and taking off his/her winter gear. Unless it is raining or below zero, we will be outside three times each day: in the morning (15 minutes), lunch (20 minutes), and again at the end of the day (20 minutes).
Teaching children to be independent with putting on winter attire is an important life skill for children to learn. Here are some helpful tips to help the process of winter dressing:
*Athletic or stretchy pants and shirts to make it easier to change into snow pants and coats.
*Putting mittens on can be faster and easier than gloves.
*Snow boots- Velcro closures rather than laces
Order of dressing that is currently being practiced at school:
1. Snow pants
Plan on more time to let children independently put on winter clothing. This will not only help them to get better with dressing independently at a faster pace, but boost their confidence as well.
Thank you for helping your Kinder become more independent and confident!