Readiness for Kindergarten – Camping Takes a Hike

None of us will dispute that kids need physical activity for healthy development. Physical activity is also important for brains, as kids learn to coordinate their actions, orient themselves in space and explore their own capabilities. All of these are part of readiness for kindergarten, too.

Camping is a great time for lots of physical activity. Hiking is very popular. Going for a hike can be fun for everyone in the family. Plus, there’s so much to see along the way and more. The preparation will involve some planning skills and kids get to practice¬†being safe.¬†Time outdoors will build nature awareness. Distance and time will use some basic math. Cooperating and getting along need social skills. It’s a great balance of work and play. A hike is kindergarten readiness on the move.What’s your family’s favorite trail?

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