Today, let’s talk about what to do on a Nature Walk with Kids. Are you ready for this??Read More
Just as you would never run a few miles without proper footwear, or tackle a home repair project without the necessary tools and supplies, you should not expect a successful nature walk without the appropriate gear.
This can mean different things for different folks, but in general, certain items are highly recommended for long term nature walk success. Other items may not be necessary per se, but will certainly add to the enjoyment and value of your walks.
If you want to be well prepared for long term success in family nature explorations, read on for a list of my own family’s favorite Nature Gear…
Hopefully you’ve already read my first two tips for a successful nature walk with kids. If not, you can do that here:
5 Tips for a Successful Nature Walk with Kids
Once you’ve got a nature buddy and you’ve settled on some sort of schedule for your nature walks, it’s time to pick a destination. Better yet, you’ll want to start a whole list of family-friendly nature spots in your area.
Check out my top tips for choosing the right spot for your nature explorations…Read More
We’re huge fans of nature walks here at the Yankee Homestead. And after years of nature walking with kids, I’ve learned a thing or two about making the experience enjoyable for all. Just in case you missed it last week, Tip #1 was Find a Buddy.
And now, for Tip #2…
Tip #2. Make It a Habit
It’s easy to dream up grandiose plans for all those nature walks you’d like to do with your kiddos. It’s quite another thing to execute those plans, and to do so on a regular basis. The following are my top ways to make nature walks a habit.Read More
Although fall is probably my favorite time of year for nature walks, anytime is a good time to get started! Nature walking is not hard–anyone can do it. And it can be an enjoyable activity for all, if you keep a few simple tips in mind.
If you’d like to start enjoying the great outdoors more with your kids but could use a few pointers, please read on.Read More
This post is dedicated to my friend Teresa, who taught me to Always Keep a Change of Clothes in the Car.
Just the other week, we were having One of Those Days. You know the ones. Everybody was getting on everybody else’s last nerve.
It was almost time for dinner and Read More
Are you running out of summer activities at your house? How about a trip to the library to check out some fantastic children’s books about summertime?
Use the links below to check out our favorite summertime books for kids:
We love to read here at the Yankee Homestead, as you may know by now. In addition to just plain good stories, we especially love to read books that correspond to the seasons, holidays and events of our lives.
At this time of year, it seems particularly appropriate to share with you our favorite titles about Rain. I’m also including a few favorite rainy day poems and songs.