I recently took my two girls out for a fall hike and we had a blast.
The key: keep it simple.
We also kept it short, stopping and turning around when the girls requested it. A long hike for a young child may not necessarily seem long to you.
We’ll examine anything and everything that they want to look at.
- Keep it short.
- Keep it slow. Let your kids explore and examine as much as they want.
- Go someplace familiar. You will feel more comfortable if you know the area well.
- Turn back if the kids start getting tired. You don’t want to push them and end up having to carry an exhausted child!
- Use your eyes, ears, and nose to learn a little about the natural world around you. Experience the hike, don’t just walk it.
- And the most important… Keep it simple! You will all enjoy yourself more.