12 Months of Nature Walks
My kids skip ahead of me down the trail. In theory they are searching for birds, but mostly they are enjoying the fresh air and space.
In a few moments we will slow down and start listening for birds, but for now I give them some space and freedom to roam. Hiking with kids is a balancing act of giving them time to explore and helping them focus. Both are important for learning.
The time explore often leads to fascinating discoveries. They stumble across things or notice others that spark wonderful conversations.
Our focused time gives me an opportunity to point out new things or deepen their learning in some way.
Both work to add more STEM to our days.
If adding more Science or Nature to your curriculum or life is a goal of yours for the new year - then this list is for you! Depending on what we have been learning, the season, current interests, etc these walks have varied greatly. Over the past twelve months we have gone on many nature walks, but here is a look at what 12 months of nature walks can look like with preschoolers.
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