Monday, April 23, 2012
3 Reasons to Go Hiking with Your Kids
1. It's bonding. Sharing time in the natural world creates loving bonds. Some of the best memories are made outside. You don't have all the distractions of home, like television, video games and the pressures and chores. You're in the moment, present with your children. It's an ideal family activity and a way to create traditions.
2. It teaches them at an early age to be comfortable outdoors. They learn a sense of direction, of competence, it's great for their sense of well being and confidence. They feel more connected to the world around them, and more protective of the environment.
3. It's healthy! Hiking is great exercise, but so fun you don't realize you're getting a great workout at the same time. Breathing all that fresh air is far superior than what you might find in a gym and it's adventurous to boot.