Take A Hike!

Papa was an avid walker. As a child, I loved to accompany him because he would always take time to smell the roses…literally. He’d pause to admire plants in bloom and pointed out what was new or interesting in the environment.

hachiya persimmonsWhen you go for a walk with your children notice the trees, plants, animals, birds, and insects around you. Bring a nature guide to help you identify what flora and fauna you see. (You can access a free online nature guide with your mobile phone.)

Don’t forget to look upward into the trees, skyline, or clouds, too.

Of course, just quietly walking without purpose is a meaningful bonding activity that can be truly relaxing for both parent and child.

Here are some nature guide books for families that I recommend. (I’ve provided my Amazon.com affiliate link. If you follow the link and make a purchase, I will receive a small commission from Amazon – thanks for your support!)

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