Growing up in sunny, dry, southern California, my mom always let me go out and play in the rain. Now that I live in Washington, I have go out and play in the rain or I’d never get to go out and play. This article from the BBC discusses why it’s okay to go get wet and playful.
“Why do we let ourselves be penned in so by the rain?
If a small child sees a puddle their first instinct is to jump in it. Perhaps, in a sense, that’s part of the problem.
Are we spoiling their fun or even their learning just so we can cut back on washing?”
via BBC NEWS | UK | Education | Rain stops play – but should it?.