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How to Dress for Outdoor Winter Play

November 24, 2022
Preschool kids play with building bricks in while sitting on floor in daycare

At BridgeWay, the outdoor fun continues all year long – in the winter too! Winter brings snow, cold temperatures and icy grounds which means lots of new play and learning opportunities. In order to get the most out of outdoor play in the winter, it’s important to dress for the cold. Wearing weather appropriate clothing will help you and your child enjoy outdoor play all year long! Here are some tips on how to dress for winter play.

Thermal sweater and wool socks.

The first layer of clothing should be a thermal top and bottoms with wool socks.

Child walking in the snow wearing warm, waterproof winter snow pants.

Thick and waterproof snow pants will go on next.

Child smiling in the in a red winter jacket.

Then choose a warm, thick winter jacket with a winter rating. The winter rating will tell you what temperatures this jacket is made for.

Child stomps into ice and water puddle wearing waterproof winter boots.

Boots should be waterproof with a warm lining.

Add a hat and neck warmer to keep neck and cheeks warm, and waterproof mittens/gloves for playing in the snow!

The weather can change a lot throughout the day, so wearing layers to take off and put back on will help children from getting too hot or too cold.

Join us for outdoor programs today!

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