|Help him get used to a new place.|
You can leave the stroller behind (or push it, empty) and let the toddler roam through wild places, learning the sensations of the seasons, the feel of fall, the sound of birdsongs, the sweet scent of autumnal decay, the lift of the atmospheric pressure just before rain, the chill of the air at sunset...I could go on, but I think you get it.
|Walking is a new thing for this toddler! His cousins help out.|
|Don't worry! Mom won't let you fall!|
|Toddlers like to touch things as you hike. Let them!|
|Even a handful of rough sand...|
|is exciting to a toddler!|
|You can make sure they feel secure in any new environment.|
|Introduce new things--like this reed--gently, letting her smell as well as feel it.|
The most important thing is being outdoors with them. Make a Kinderhike a regular part of your schedule!