Well it is now September and even though the sun is still shining in the sky, the first dew is falling on the grass at my house! The kids are now dressed in their Rainy Dayz of Oregon Play Pants in the mornings to keep them clean and dry when they go out to play in the grass. As a provider, it is such a relief to be able to let the kids go outside mornings and afternoons without worrying about wet and muddy clothes when they come in, because having to change them more than once a day was simply out of the question!
So now, with their Rainy Dayz play pants on, they can go outside more often and in less than ideal weather which is common in the Pacific Northwest! Happy childcare provider = happy kids!
It will be September soon and that means, rain or shine, millions of children all over the globe will be returning to school. With backpacks full of school supplies and paper bag lunches, they will spend each 8-10 hour day in some type of school facility for the next 9 months or more!
Even though, for some of us, the rainy season will be here as well, schools and daycare centers are coming to the realization that to help children grow into healthy adults, all children need much, much more outdoor time to run and play. They need to learn the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic of course, but they also need a lot more time for outdoor free play. Not only is this beneficial to children's growing bodies, but it is mandatory for their developing brain.
But outdoor play in the rain is so messy and children usually come back to class with wet, muddy clothes! Needless to say, this is a problem for most teachers that have the responsibility of so many kids in a classroom environment.
That is why Rainy Dayz of Oregon Pull-Over Play Pants are perfect for school! They protect children's clothes and eliminate the mess that teachers deal with when kids play outside during the rainy season! And these protective clothes are so lightweight and easy to pull on and off!
They are PLAY CLOTHES! Designed specifically to keep kids clothes clean and dry.
For the sake of all children in school, Rainy Dayz of Oregon Pull-Over Play Pants should be on every parents school supply list!
Children just naturally want to discover new and wondrous things about the world around them and having opportunities to see and experience the outdoors is a critical part of that learning.
I believe that children will grow up to have a love for nature and a deep caring for the world if they are exposed to the outdoors (ideally with their parents) for at least for some part of their childhood. It is very rewarding to see children's uninterrupted self-learning in action, however it is not so pleasant when someone has to clean up after them! I should know, I have been a daycare provider for over 30 years:)
I hope and pray that in this world of faster and faster technology, that the simplest pleasures of childhood do not get tossed aside for the nowadays habit of handing a child a cell phone to play with. Learning respect and awe of our immense world and all it encompasses cannot be found inside any flashing screen, whether it is 70 inches or a tiny 7.
Learning a healthy respect and love for this world means experiencing the infinite "bigness" and joy of it while feeling the minute "smallness" of yourself. And children can only wonder at it's spectacular beauty and the pleasure it can bring when their tiny bodies are outside in it.
Playing outdoors is an unique experience that no screen can emulate. Whether it is playing under giant trees with their colorful leaves falling down all around, under a massive sky filled with rolling dark clouds or watching the gentle softness of one of a kind snow flakes. There is no photographic media that can capture the feeling of the warmth from our stellar Sun or the marvel that comes from seeing sparkling diamond stars in the blackness of space. No cell phone can stir the spirit like the sound of a flock of migrating geese as they fly high over your head on their way to some mysterious place.
The beauty of our world can only truly be enjoyed when you are absorbed body, soul and mind in the brilliance of creation itself.
We are getting ready to take our Rainy Dayz of Oregon Pull-Over Play Pants and Slip-Over Coats to the 2015 PCPO Spring Conference in Portland again this year. If you have used Rainy Dayz of Oregon Pull-Over Play Pants in your preschool or at home, you know how well they keep the kids clean. And if you live in Oregon and you run a preschool, come to the conference and see our amazing Rainy Dayz play clothes for yourself!
"We went to the pumpkin patch in the pouring rain. We sat on wet bales of hay and even walked through a corn maze. Between rain coats, rubber boots and Rainy Dayz play pants, EVERY child stayed warm and dry. We love them!" ~ Shelly Campbell ("Shelly's Kids" Daycare in Keizer, OR)
Do you want to know a secret about how to make your child's daycare provider or preschool teacher smile?
Just have your child take a pair of Rainy Dayz of Oregon Pull-Over Play Pants to keep at their daycare or school. Then when the wet fall days begin and outdoor play seems too dirty and messy, the teacher will smile because your childs clothing will always be clean and dry!
No need for a clothing change because your child has on Rainy Dayz Pull-Over Play Pants!
The perfect partner for rubber boots!
Thanksgiving is a time for reflection; a time to revisit the many reasons we are grateful for our lives and the many things, ideas, events, and people that pass through them.
What is thankfulness, and why is it so important?
Being thankful is the experience of a feeling that inspires us to appreciate everything and everyone in our lives, rather than taking them for granted. Gratitude means examining your life from the perspective of what you have, rather than what you have not.
There’s a reason why thankfulness should be practiced daily, instead of just on Thanksgiving: according to researchers at University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, people who practice gratitude and being thankful regularly are better people. They feel better about their lives, better about their relationships with others, and they also just physically feel better.
What are we thankful for?
At Rainy Dayz of Oregon, we’re thankful to God for many things! Here are a few of the items on the list of things we’re very thankful for:
· Piles and piles of dirty fall leaves that little kids get to jump in with their Rainy Dayz Pull-Over Pants on!
· Days that are filled with intermittent rain showers.
· Bright, sunny fall days when the grass and all of the toys at the park are covered in a thick layer of dew!
· Unexpected snowfall.
· Wet, muddy trips to the pumpkin patch!
· Fall yard and garden clean-up!
And, most importantly, we are thankful that our good old faithful rubber boots need a partner!
What are YOU thankful for?
Have you ever wondered how much the times have changed? When you were a kid, most of your time was spent playing outside. But in this generation, the lure of technology often prevails, and our children miss out on the outdoor play that is an imperative part of their development! Just how bad are things? Read the following statistics from www.daycaretrust.org and think twice about how much time your children, students, and daycare kiddos spend indoors!
1. Surveyed adults stated that they spent more than 40% of their playtime outdoors. Today, children spend less than 10% of their free time outside!
2. Today, children spend an average of 5½ hours per day watching TV – 1 in 10 of these children watch more than four hours of TV each day!
3. Parents who responded to this survey indicated that 28% of children have no access to outdoor play at all.
4. Sixteen percent of children will use the park when the sun is out, but during the winter months, 44% of children don’t play outside at all.
5. Because they lack access to outdoor play and exercise, 28% of boys and 37% of girls are in the obese or overweight category while in grade school.
Don’t deprive your children of outdoor play. Rainy Dayz of Oregon has a solution! Try our play clothes and give your kiddos the freedom to play outside despite the weather. Look at our products today!
Delynn M Zoller