Kids Umbrellas Provide Fun and Protection
The rain is darkening the morning. But, luckily, your kids umbrellas are leaning in the front door frame, ready to lead a parade of your cute umbrella ducklings into the day.
It is true, though, that for years there have been kids who complained about the raincoats, the galoshes, and especially the umbrellas. But just the way the Cat in the Hat made a rainy day a memorable adventure for kids, the new amazing selections of childrens umbrellas now give them a wet and wild play toy, rather than a bleak, dreary necessity.
The truth is, kids love the rain — it’s water, it’s wet, it’s splishy, splashy. Kids don’t worry about chills, dampness, clothes that stick to your bones. Using any kids rain umbrellas today, is like wielding a magic wand, or is the perfect stirring stick for the wild weather puddles. Even 5-year old Matthew proudly pushes up his Toy Story umbrella with a molded Buzz handle, and he is ready to rescue mommy and daddy –holding his prize high to hopefully shield them too! Not to be outdone, Kristin, an older and wiser aged 6, comes double handed–an umbrella in each hand. She never could decide between the Barbie umbrella or the Hello Kitty umbrella, so indulgent Dad got them both since there are plenty of rainy days.
Toddler Sasha at age 3 lags behind but still sports an adorable Dora umbrella–her hero. Today, specialty toddler umbrellas as well as older children’s umbrellas are all available easily online. And, you don’t even have to search for a specialty children’s umbrella store because all these umbrellas and more great rainy day fun is all together in one place online–these days!
Some Rain Must Fall
Now, as you’re parading or skiddadling in the rain, or forlorn and waiting under a store overhang for Dad, play some umbrella games, like who spots the first pink umbrella, or can anyone spot a Monster High umbrella–a real challenge in the sea of black ones, but hey, kids love those monsters, especially in the rain.
There’s a lot of sense to “Singin in the Rain”. You know the old favorites–Itsy bitsy spider went up the waterspout. Down came the rain and washed the spider out. Or, Rain, rain go away, come again another day, little Johnny wants to play. Here’s another one you may not know sung to Sing a Song of Sixpence. And this one has the lesson that rain makes things grow. Pitter patter raindrops falling from the sky. Here is my umbrella to keep me safe and dry. When the rain is over the sun begins to glow. Little flowers start to bud and grow and grow and grow.
And here’s another one. Rain on the grass Rain on the trees Rain on the rooftops But not on me! Rain on the grass Rain on the trees Rain on the windows But not on me.
Weather or Not
Indoors you can continue rainy day pleasures with rain activities. If you didn’t already venture out, the kids may want to don their raingear and get poised with folded up umbrellas to be in the mood for fun with rain. Here’s one suggestion. Make a weather station with a map and some makeshift microphones, desk and pointers. Kids really love the opportunity to be weather reporters. Nothing like a cute photo of the clan in the rain holding up their colorful umbrellas for kids. These young weather people are prepared to announce the latest downpour.
More great water activities science oriented that are great to go along with rainy days are easily found online.
Here’s an activity that may help any child afraid of thunder. Do a thunder painting with gray black and white paint. You can reassure them while they are painting—a great art therapy activity.
Rainbows are sometimes seen with storms, and kids love to color them, or use scrap materials to design rainbows.
Now, Aunt Sue just asked you where to buy a Tinkerbell umbrella. Well, you don’t have to fight the mall crowds because the best children’s umbrellas are available online–along with their matching lunch boxes, book bags, carryalls, and rain boots.
It’s true that even into little lives some rain must fall. So keep your tykes happy and prepared, with their favorite kids rain umbrella.