Dear Caring Adults,
Spring has sprung and so have the extreme highs and lows of the outdoor temperatures.
With that said, dressing your Lovely Learners for such unpredictable weather conditions can be challenging, especially if you aren’t with them all the time.
As we are probably all already aware of, children tend to overheat or have a drop in their body temperatures much quicker than we do which also has an effect on the immune system and the likelihood of contracting viruses inclusive of colds and flus, yes – even in the spring.
Here are some reminders to help you out:
- Be sure to check the weather forecast before dressing your Lovely Learners for the day. This will give you an idea of what to expect and how to adapt accordingly. In addition to media forecasts, it doesn’t hurt to actually open your door or window and feel the temperature yourself.
- Layering is key to dressing children for unpredictable weather. We often only think of this technique for wintry weather when in actuality, it still applies for spring. It’s a good idea to begin with a base layer of lightweight clothing, such as a t-shirt and leggings or light pants. From here, add layers as needed. For example, a long-sleeve shirt, sweater or hoodie, and a jacket that’s warm enough for if it cools off but light enough for if it stays on the milder side. Remember it is always better for you Lovely Learners to be overdressed than underdressed – layers can be removed to adjust. Just remind them that if they feel hotter or cooler to adjust their attire themselves if they are at school.
- Choosing the right materials is also very important. Opting for clothing that is breathable, water-resistant, and quick-drying is definitely the best route to take during unpredictable spring weather. Do your best to avoid clothing that can become heavy and uncomfortable if by any chance your Lovely Learners get wet.
- For our Lovely Learners that are in school who have outdoor recess and may have to walk themselves home; on the spring days that run on the cooler side, light gloves and hats are also a good idea to equip them with. It’s even a great idea to slip a convertible rain coat and mini umbrella into their school bags just in case it rains on the walk home.
I am trusting that these reminders will be of assistance for you for navigating this unpredictable weather with your Lovely Learners.
Until next time,
Be Love, Be Light!
~ Ms. Love