Yes, it’s cold outside, but that can lead to some amazing fun. Research shows it is healthy to get outside and get some fresh air. It’s actually unhealthy to stay inside all day where viruses can be spread easily. With the right clothing, getting outside can support immune systems, creative play, encourage collaboration, and prompt some really great science discussions. Check out these photos to see some fun in the cold!

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Illinois Early Learning Standards:

12.C   Explore the physical properties of objects.

12.F   Explore changes related to the weather and seasons.

Wondering what to do when the temperature drops to keep the children busy and motivated with outdoor play? This resource from Natural Learning Initiatives and North Carolina State University has many ideas for how to keep children engaged in outdoor play during the winter months.

Winter Play

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