Kindergartners do not need umbrellas. They may want umbrellas, but need, no! Today it is raining where I teach and many Kindergartners brought umbrellas to school. Umbrellas are dangerous in the hands of young children when they come to school. These children are trying to handle a huge backpack and an umbrella which is a lot to ask of a Kindergartner. Now trying to hold an umbrella upright over their head while trying to walk straight ahead while managing a full backpack and getting on and off buses is overload for little ones. The simple solution is to be sure that your child has a jacket/coat to wear that has a hood on it and your child will always be prepared for a change in the weather and it will solve the problem of getting a wet head.