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Getting Kids Outside: Take a Hike Together

Posted Jun 29 2009 5:56pm

Hiking with childrenNature-deficit disorder is common among our young people. How can you ensure that your kids don’t end up with it? This week’s tips tell you how to get your kids away from the video games this summer, and out into nature instead.

Tip #1: Plan a Hike

Find a trail close to home and take the family for a stroll in the woods. If you like, you can bring a field guide or birding book along so that you can work with your child to identify what you see together. Remember to pack adequate amounts of water, snacks, and sunscreen.

Tell us: How do you plan for family hikes?

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