Considering where we live, snow days are inevitable during the winter. For children snow days can be exciting, but for parents, they can be troublesome. That’s especially so if if daycares close for the day as well. Unfortunately, snow days are out of your control. However, you can have set plans in place throughout the winter in case they happen.
Here are some things to do if your daycare calls a snow day.
When your daycare calls a snow day, all other parents are left in the same boat. You can contact other parents and arrange play dates for the day, allowing you to go to work. You can rotate amongst parents on each snow day. This way, it isn’t always the same parent or house hosting the children. Plus, your child will have the opportunity to hang out with their friends for the day.
If you don’t already, have a babysitting contact on standby for snow days. Besides using a sitter when you want to go out for dinner or attend an event, they can be useful on snow days too. Chances are, if daycares are calling a snow day, so are high schools. So, if your sitter is enrolled in school, they may be around to help you out.
In some cases, you may be able to work remotely or take the day off work. If this is the case, then play with your child outdoors. Having them cooped up inside all day is a recipe for disaster. They will have all the energy that they usually burn off at daycare. Play in your yard with your children and let them run around, make snowmen, or jump into snow piles.
Sometimes, parents need to unwind just as much as children. Maybe even more so! Spend the day relaxing with your child, watching your favourite movies and enjoying your favourite snacks. You will enjoy it just as much as they do.
If you liked this blog, check out this one on, “How To Help Your Child Transition Back To Daycare.”