Take a Hike
Enjoy the outdoors and spend quality one on one time with your child! Whether a casual stroll or mountain trek, take the time to step away from the hustle of life and experience nature together.
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Whether in a Local, State, or National Park or even sidewalks through a neighborhood, there are places to walk and hike all around. Start a morning routine or choose a random weekend afternoon, hikes are an excellent way to spend quality one on one time with a child. Depending on the age of your child, or the current relationship, plan out talking points in an effort to learn and develop a closer bond. Or sometimes quality quiet time together can be just as effective. Know your child and prepare accordingly.
Simple ideas to get your child more interested:
- Track your steps or distance hiked and set a goal to achieve within a given timeframe
- Play games along the way like I Spy, 20 Questions, or would you rather
- Pack snacks. . . lots of snacks!
- Take your time. Let your child go off trail, jump and climb over tree limbs, throw rocks into the river. Plan enough time for your kid to be a kid.
- Depending on where you are hiking, bring a portable Bluetooth speaker and let your child pick the playlist. Of course, be respectful to those around you in regards to the volume.
If you are looking for trails near you, check out the link below, AllTrails.com. Filter the difficulty, length, etc., and see ratings and comments from other adventurers!
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