It happens...sometimes it seems like the rain or snow just won't stop. Being cooped up with your preschooler can drive you both a little crazy. Here are a few things to keep in mind at those times.
Unless the weather is actually dangerous, like severe thunderstorms, the most important thing you can do to keep you both happy and sane, is to get outside everyday! Time outside, especially out in nature, will brighten your mood and lift your spirits. Head to a nearby park or playground. If you have a backyard that will work, but really do get outside everyday for at least an hour if possible. Remember the Swedish adage, "There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing."
Not used to playing in the rain? All you need is some rain gear. Here's couple places to start your search. A good rain coat and rain pants or a nice rain jumper are worth purchasing and using.
Now if you are stuck inside it's a great time to build memories. It's also a time to let your child's creative energies flow, but if your feeling like you've run out of special indoor ideas, here are a couple sites with some fun rainy day ideas...