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Sun. Rain. Snow. Wind. Clouds.  LET’S PLAY! - From our Blog

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Sun. Rain. Snow. Wind. Clouds.  LET’S PLAY!

Sun. Rain. Snow. Wind. Clouds.  LET’S PLAY! 

As the weather begins to change, your child’s early care and education teacher will want to continue to ensure that all children have a chance to play outside.  Sometimes parents worry about outdoor play in different weather.  Early childhood professionals know that this is a concern, and they take the proper steps to ensure fun, learning, and safety. 

Early care and education providers often refer to the publication, Caring for Our Children to guide decisions.

Children should play outdoors when the conditions do not pose a safety risk, individual child health risk, or significant health risk of frostbite or of heat related illness. Caregivers/teachers must protect children from harm caused by adverse weather, ensuring that children wear appropriate clothing and/or appropriate shelter is provided for the weather conditions. Outdoor play for infants may include riding in a carriage or stroller; however, infants should be offered opportunities for gross motor play outdoors, as well.”  http://cfoc.nrckids.org/StandardView/3.1.3.2 

It is important that children are offered the opportunity to play outdoors each day. Your child’s early care and education teacher may ask for you to send in additional items to ensure that you child is prepared to play outside. 

Outside play provides children the chance to explore:

Science
Math
Large (gross) motor skills
Social and emotional skills
...and more! 

Parents are encouraged to talk to their child’s early care and education teacher about their outdoor play procedures.  

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