Narrator (Catherine Sewell, play specialist): Don’t be too scared of the weather. It’s actually really important for children to be outside in all weather. Put on a raincoat and some gumboots and get them to experience what it’s like to be outside in the rain. And even very young children even feeling the rain on their hand – that’s a beautiful sensory experience.
But being in touch with the world. So, what’s it like when it’s windy outside? What’s it like when it’s raining? What’s it like when we see the clouds moving? What’s it like when we feel the heat of the sun?
Kids are learning about how they need to change their behaviour as well in different weathers. So they’ll be hot and they’ll prefer to play in the shade, so they’re actually understanding about their body and they’re starting to learn to understand about their environment.