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We love to go on nature walks with our kids. Playing outside is a daily activity at our house, and we try to make everythine we do an adventure and a learning experience without making it complicated. Recently I downloaded the new Knoala app and used it to take our nature walks to the next level. Don’t worry, I wasn’t on my phone during our walk. I clicked on to Knoala before we left and found a few ideas for our walk to get the kids to notice everything around me. They responded really well, and we felt like super fun parents.
In the app I discovered that not only are nature walks great for physical activity, they also promote emotional, motor, sensory, and language development in kids. Fantastic! Nature walks don’t have to be way out in the country. Just find a park near you and go for a stroll. Here are a few tips from Knoala to help you get the most from your walk:
*Talk about the temperature and the weather.
*Smell the flowers, leaves, and fresh cut grass together. (The Bear loves doing this.)
*Listen for animal sounds and identify the animals making them together.
* Feel the dirt. We also love to pick up sticks and leaves as we go. Be careful for poision ivy, obviously.
Want to take your kids on a Nature Walk today? Get the FULL play prompt instructions here:
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A little bit more about Knoala….
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