Published January 20, 2009 by Nancy
I don’t know about where you live, but the snowbanks are high here.
Good and high.
High snowbanks make a great play place for kids. Especially in church parking lots, where the ploughs push the snow into mighty mountains.
Snowbank play exercises the proprioceptive sense, since it’s hard work climbing. But navigating up the slope and around the chunks and boulders also makes it a vestibular workout.
It’s fun and it’s interesting. I don’t know of any kid that gets bored climbing on a snow mountain. So it’s an easy way to get your kid outside in the fresh air for a while.
If kids slide down the side, even better.
Some kids hate the feel of cold air on their faces, so bundle up before going out. If they also hate the feel of heavy, bulky clothes, then invest in high-tech ski clothes or down-filled jackets.
No matter how you look at it, it’s better than sitting inside playing video games.