What do you see on a nature walk? and why are nature walks so important? Feel free to share your own pictures!
It has been a almost daily thing for us to go to our local park and walk. We normally just enjoy the walk and do not take pictures but this time decided to so we can share our finds with everyone. Our park is part park with baseball fields and part woods with trails. Sense we started walking often there has been a big change in my kids moods.(especially my son) He is a very hyper kid with a not so long attention span. The walks help get out all the energy and with that helps him listen more. We also let them learn about decision making during walks. Every turn we come to one kid chooses the next way to go and after it is the opposites kids turn to choose. We talk about water safety and stranger safety. Over all we just have a lot of fun. It is great bonding time.
Other things daily walks for kids helps~
Relax and clam kids(helps them focus)
Keep kids fit and healthy
Simulates independent learning
Gives good life experiences (makes memories, can teach about decision making)
Gives chances for sensory stimulation
Above~ Some feathers we collected, it seems to be a daily thing to look for feathers. After we normally turn them into cat toys but we do have a new idea coming up shorty for them!
A large number of geese....This in itself turned into a learning opportunity. We played games like count the geese and find the baby geese.
Last thing we seen yesterday was footprints! Well hoof prints and paw prints... above was deer and below was raccoons. This become a learning experience and some things we did was counting how many toes the raccoon had seeing the size difference between the big deer hoof prints and the little baby one. We also talked about how the wet sand and dirt held the print longer then the dry sand and dirt did.