Let’s get outside for a walk.
Walking is a great way of maintaining health in adults ……. but also great for children too!
Walking offers countless learning opportunities as well as physical benefits.
Health benefits : it helps keeps you and your children to stay healthy in mind as well as body, keeping active and helping to boost mood and self esteem.
Its relaxing and aids concentration.
Develops independence: on the way invite your child to choose the direction to walk. They may decide to take a short cut or to extend the walk. This responsibility helps them to grow and to become aware of what surrounds them.
Walking improves mood: walking outdoors is ideal for clearing the head and benefitting from natural daylight.
Its fun and interesting you get to notice things along the way and meet people from your neighbourhood.
This week it was snowy, we wrapped up warm and put on our boots to go for a local walk to see what we could see.
We love to be outside and explore our surroundings.
Across from the family centre we found a gate which would only let one person through at a time.
It led us down a path that took us to the river. The children wanted to see if they could find any horses as there were stables in the distance. We continued our walk listening to the sounds of the river and the birds were tweeting. As we were walking we could hear the snow crunching under our feet and the children were chatting.
We reached another gate and took turns going through the gate. We reached a large field with a pathway and continued to see if we could find any horses in the stable. As we got nearer we could see big bales of hay in the stables but no horses. We had a look at the tracks and patterns we had made in the snow with our foot prints as we explored in the field.
On the way back to the nursery the children spotted a birds nest in the trees.
It was time to head back to nursery for lunch.
We hope you enjoyed our adventure, we had lots of fun on our walk and although we didn’t see horses we spotted lots of other things on our walk.
Where do you go walking?
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Enjoy your walkathon! Sharon x