The weather here has been cold and rainy which means instead of piles of snow on the ground, we have mud puddles. But whether it is mud puddles or piles of snow, this weather gives us lots of opportunities to learn new skills.

One of the first things we learn is how to put on our own coats. Now this doesn’t just happen in one lesson – it takes practice to develop the coordination to put your arms in both sleeves and fine motor skills to zip up that zipper.

And then there are those pesky gloves! It takes lots of practice and concentration to get all five fingers into the just the right spot.

And don’t forget to put on some rubber boots so your feet will stay dry when you “accidentally” stomp right in the middle of a mud puddle. Oh, I forgot, the puddle part is scientific exploration.

Finally, we get to pop open our umbrellas and get outside to discover and explore the chili, cold, rainy weather with all of our senses.

Yes, there is lots we can learn about on a rainy day and since it has rained practically every day this month, we have had the opportunity to learn about and practice all of these wonderful daily life skills over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over again! Lucky us!!

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