Stepping into Nature

The best part of exploring the great outdoors with your kids is learning that life takes time and lessons come one step at a time. For kids under five think FIVE. That’s five minutes for every five steps. What a child can see in those few steps is a world most of us step over.
1. Slow down and get down … to the ground!
2. Poke in the dirt. Turn over rocks. Pick up sticks. Be awed.
3. Answer questions. Answer the same questions. Ask questions.
4. Celebrate curiosity. Be curious.
 5. Don’t be bugged but get bugs … in your hands. Hold hands.
For a child, one small step in nature is one big moment in their life. It’s just a moment so allow yourself to walk slowly!