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temp. requirements before you let the kids outside?
My mom always enforced an above freezing rule before young children could play outdoors. I've grown up thinking it was normal but the weather around here changes daily so if it's 28 degrees (F) one day it maybe 40F the next.
I know many of you live in much colder climates. How do you accomodate for those long stretches?
Cortney...mom to A, C, E, L, I, and R
no real requirements, it depends on their age. It's diferent here though, if it's -2 and cloudy and windy it feels really cold, whereas it could be -15 and sunny and not feel too bad at all. Generally though if they're younger then they stay in when it's cold.
depends. if it's sunny and no wind I'll let them go out for about 20 min. I am a wimp when it comes to cold, so it has to not feel terrible to me, not sure what that temp. is though. At their schools the rule is it has to be above 17* for them to have outdoor recess.
How do we handle long stretches of cold weather? What makes you think we handle it well!
That said, it all depends. If it feels cold, nope we don't go out. Sometimes it's so damp here in March that it feels colder than -20 in January. Plus, I'm also a wimp and don't like cold. So I'm sure theywould go out on days I wouldn't.
Yesterday we played outside for 3 hours. Came in covered in mud........so dirty, but everyone slept through the night!
Jesus loving, homeschooling, gardening lover, devoted wife to a wonderful hubby and 10 kids, ages 13 down to 12.5 months . We are expecting number 11 due January 1st, 2015.
I like it to be warmer out, but this winter we had a terrible cold stretch for weeks, and the two bigs went out for 10 mins min on really cold days of course within reason, and stayed out longer as it warmed--I don't send the twins out yet, only come springy/rainy weather. They're gonna love the puddles!
Well we have the opposite weather-we have good winters but our summers are unbareable. We'll go outside up to 105 for about 1/2 hour at the most.(summer gets to 125-we live in the desert in southern california)