|Posted by sunshine-dayhome on March 14, 2014 at 2:30 PM|
It was so wonderful that the weather this week was nice enough for us to enjoy a walk to the park for the first time with year. It was like a balm to the soul, to be standing in the sunshine with the children at the local playground where I have been taking the children for the past five years.
I've been reading a lot about big body play recently, and it was evident from how much the children were enjoying running around, climbing, and jumping that this was a much-needed break from inside play time. Kai impressed me by how much he remembered the park rules; he only went down the slides, and always remembered to make sure that nobody was below him before he went. Xavier and Kai really enjoyed talking across the park to each other using the tubes built into the playground, and all of the boys loved throwing and smashing chunks of ice and snow.
Madeleine was very brave, and very much in control of her body as she climbed up the equipment. She even mastered the unsteady, rocky bridge on her first try! Jesses was running around and climbing over everything; he especially liked the rocking horses. Nora took some time to get used to the snowy, uneven ground, but soon she was exploring with a huge smile. She whacked on some posts and explored the snow, happy to be out of the house.
This is just the start of our long outside days. The warmer the weather gets, the more we will be outside in nature. I cannot wait!