Do you let your kids play in the rain

Canada
March 13, 2007 3:21pm CST
do you let your kids play out in the rain. i've had a few rain days during really hot summer days where we will go out and play in the puddles and stuff. it's really fun when it's warm.
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@kurtbiewald (2628)
• United States
13 Mar 07
I used to take off al my clothes and run around in woods sometimes in the rain. Sometimes even in lightning storms.
@giregla (148)
• Philippines
13 Mar 07
I don't have one yet but I'm sure thatif I'll have one... I'll surely let them play in the rain! Playing in the rain is fun! Kids need to play!
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@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
13 Mar 07
Of course! I love to play in the rain too- When it's a nice warm day! The rain is totally refreshing! We jump in puddles- run around the yard pretending we a re helicopters- It's great! I also love to swim in the rain! It's just a great feeling..
@caribe (2465)
• United States
13 Mar 07
As long as it isn't a thunderstorm, children have a great time playing in the rain. I remember as a child that I loved to play in the rain. It can be a lot of fun and very refreshing on a warm day.
@joyce959 (1562)
• Philippines
13 Mar 07
Yes, I let them play in the rain when they were young, around 4 to 6 yrs old. They love it, they just have their underwears on, running from here to there. Splashing some water with other kids. I had fun seing them play in the rain. After playing in the rain, I will let them take a shower or bath.
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• United States
13 Mar 07
I remember growing up in Kentucky and playing in the rain on hot summer days. But, when I moved to Florida, playing in the rain became a thing of the past. With lightning strikes so numerous in the South Florida area, it just isn't safe. As anyone in Florida knows, the afternoons are famous for a good blowing thunderstorm with a lot of lightning and thunder. Now that I live in the Chicago area, I'm anxious to try taking walks in the rain. It's a great way to enjoy a wet, rainy day.
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• Canada
13 Mar 07
Of course you should let your kids play in the rain!! Especially when it's the warm rain that you're talking about -- where it's just finished raining and it's really sunny. (It's especially nice if you see a rainbow!) I guess I would just make sure to dry off the kids completely when they come inside and not let them dry outside, just to make sure they don't catch a cold or something. But I wouldn't really know -- I'm not a parent just yet!
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@tad1fan (3373)
• Canada
16 Mar 07
My kids love the rain,whether it's in the summer or winter and my doctors have told me not to isolate them from it because the differnce in weather can help to build up their immune systems
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@Michele21 (3094)
• United States
15 Mar 07
Yeah we do, I think it is part of being a kid, every now and than I will run around with my daughter!! I don't even remamber being able to play in the rain when I was little so I let my kids do it =) My daughter loves to jump and "accidentally" fall in the big puddles!!!
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• United States
15 Mar 07
YES! Shoot, I go out and play with them! One day this last summer, we were going into walmart and it was raining so me and my kids started splashing in the puddles on the way into the store. It was so fun and my jeans were soaked up to the knees. you should have seen how people looked at me! I didn't care! I was having fun with my kids and I will definately keep having this kind of fun with them. :)
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@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
14 Mar 07
It rains here 9 to 10 months out of the year. My kids and I would go insane if we stayed in out of the rain.
@selina0625 (1383)
• Philippines
14 Mar 07
Yes I definitely would. I grew up having been able to play in the rain with my siblings. I had such a wonderful time back then that I wouldn't want my son to miss it. But of course I'll make sure that it is safe right hehehe.
@mrbranan (1012)
• United States
14 Mar 07
Sure I do. I love to sit on the porch in the summer with a cup of coffee and watch my kids play in the rain. Sometimes I even go out there and splash in a few puddles myself.
@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
13 Mar 07
Sure! I remember loving to do that when I was young and therefore I always let my children do the same. Being wet on a warm summer day from rain is no different than being wet from a swimming pool! Besides, how else were my boys supposed to learn to dance/sing in the rain like Gene Kelly?!
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@magikrose (5423)
• United States
13 Mar 07
Why not. In the middle of the summer when it is really hot a summer dance in the rain is loads of fun. My mom used to let me do it so I want my kids to experience it too. It is like a shower outside.
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@deebomb (15322)
• United States
16 Mar 07
There is nothing like playing in the rain. It's as much fun as mud pies. These are only 2 of the things that every child should be allowed to experience.But I would be careful of the lighting and watch to see how close it is. I used to play in the rain when I was a little girl with my sister. Those were the days. I miss them.