Weather ideas for kids
Welcome to Boot Kidz, a small design company based in London. This page has a selection of fun weather toys for kids.
Weather science or Meteorology is the scientific study of the atmosphere that focuses on weather processes and forecasting. Weather forecasters or Meteorologists predict the weather based on historical data and statistical techniques such as weather simulations and weather models.
Things to do on rainy days
Rainy days are fun days. There are so many things to do. Tidy your room - if you don't like that - play games on the computer. How about building a play-house out of sheets and a table. Start a big puzzle. Play with a train-set or scalextric racing car set or play Lego on a playmat. You could be brave and get out your wellies and go for a splash in the rain. Use your raincoats and hang your wellies on wellie stands and your rain jacket on a coat stand when you get back. If you live in London you can visit the London Science Museum, or you can access their online weather prediction pages in their environment section and learn more about weather.
There are many fun gadgets that can make weather fun. Build your own weather gauge instruments such as Anemometer (wind speed meter). All you need is a box with two ends cut off and a piece of stiff paper to block the wind. A semi-circular slit down the side of the box next to the stiff paper indicates how fast the wind is blowing.
Best Selling Weather Books
The Cloudspotter's Guide (Paperback) book by Gavin Pretor-Pinney
RYA Weather Handbook - Northern Hemisphere book by Chris Tibbs and Sarah Selman
The Wrong Kind of Snow (Hardcover) book by Antony Woodward