As a teacher, I hear all sorts of creative excuses from my students about why they can’t wear certain winter gear. Amongst my favorites was that one boy couldn’t wear a hat because it would ruin his cowlick. Right. Usually it just comes down to my students wanting to go right outside and avoiding having to take the time to layer up. I’ve come to learn over the years though which clothes the kids always come back in for… the gear they finally admit (with shivering buns) they just can’t go without. So between my experiences with students and others with my own sons, I feel pretty confident when it comes to knowing the best ways to keep kids warm in the colder weather. That being said, here are winter essentials for your kids.
May seem obvious that you need a coat in winter, but the key here is to make sure you buy a coat your child likes. Many kids would rather go cold than wear a coat that is a source of embarrassment. My boys love Burton gear when it comes to outerwear.