Offbeat Mama’s running a really nice post on How to take a nature walk with your kids, but you don’t have to have a kid to make use of this post. It made me want to take a break this afternoon and cruise the ‘hood.
You don’t have to live in the middle of nowhere to appreciate a good nature walk — you just have to pay attention to the nature around you. Taking your kid on a nature walk is a great way for both of you to learn more about the place where you live, and it also encourages a sense of curiosity that’s going to serve your tyke well later in life. And if you’re a stay-at-home-mom like mine was, nature walks beat the pants off of sitting around the house.
Here’s what you’ll need for a good neighborhood safari:
- Comfy walking shoes
- Clothing that allows you to bend over easily to look at things on the ground, and that you don’t mind getting dirty
- A stick for poking things that you’re not sure you want to touch
- Curiosity and good observation skills!
Get over there and read the rest so you’re prepared. I’ll catch you later: I’m going out to explore nature.