Wet shoes, socks and pants...argggh. (Shhh, don't tell anyone or you will ruin my reputation.)
Outdoor play at preschool, whatever the weather, is so important for this very reason.
As children today are spending less time outside than ever before, preschool is a place that gives them the freedom and time to do things - like play in puddles - that parents like me might not embrace so lovingly on the home front.
And this week play in puddles we did.
Our kids love to sweep in puddles with child-sized brooms:
It is a happy day indeed when the sandpit becomes a giant puddle. Just perfect for playing with the trucks:
Or making pies:
When my kids came home from preschool covered in mud, or with a bag soggy clothes in their backpack I was one happy mother.
I knew that they had been in a place where it was okay to throw themselves body and soul into the serious business of play (and someone else had been in charge of cleaning up after them.)
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