Navigating rainy days can be challenging for us grown-ups. Backed-up traffic, broken umbrellas, wet clothes — soggy days are a drag. But for kids and their boundless energy, they're particularly tough. After all, whoever coined the phrase "bouncing off the walls" didn't do so while observing kids outdoors. When my kids were small, I broke up the day by taking them for regular walks or out for backyard time. This helped curb indoor boredom. Well, that's obviously not an option during a downpour.