You Can't Rain on This Baby's Parade

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ByAnisa Arsenault
Associate Editor
Mar 2017
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The kids are headed back to school and summer’s coming to an end. It’s time to focus on soaking up every last drop of the season — rain or shine.

Harper’s here to give us a lesson in exactly that. Dad Don Swift uploaded a video to YouTube of his daughter experiencing rain for the first time.

“Although she’s seen it from the window before now, this is the first time she played in the warm summer rain… and her reaction was absolutely precious!” Swift writes in the video’s description.

Precious doesn’t begin to cover it. Harper gasps, she squeals, she claps her hands; rain is FUN.

There you have it; no more excuses for staying indoors. And if you need some more inspiration for outdoor activities with baby, we have you covered. Here’s a few:

Play with bubbles.  Not only is it fun to watch the suds raining down, this activity is great for baby’s sensory development. Bubbles popping on skin is a new sensation that can help your little one get used to new textures. If baby is big enough, make a game of popping bubbles using different parts of the body (poking with fingers, stomping with feet, etc.) — this fun bonding activity exercises gross motor skills.

Pick some berries.  Many local farms will let you come in and pick your own fruits and veggies (usually at market price). This is a great way to show baby where her food comes from, and she’ll love eating her own pickings.

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