Children seek out new experiences and playing in the snow always presents so many new opportunities! We LOVE taking the children outside in winter! The playground turns into a new and exciting winter wonderland when it’s covered in snow.
Children enjoy rolling in the snow, making snow angels, stomping through the snow drifts, and packing and moving the snow into imaginative creations! These activities are also wonderful gross motor opportunities. The weight of the snow makes children work a little harder to move themselves around and manipulating the snow itself works many of their muscles!
It is also very healthy for children to be outside in the fresh air. Pediatricians and health care professionals agree that getting outside during the colder months refreshes children’s lungs and the physical activity gets their hearts pumping! As long as children have a warm coat, gloves, hat, and boots, we will take them outside to enjoy the snow everyday!