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The Green Life: Getting Kids Outside: Take a Hike Together

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June 29, 2009

Getting Kids Outside: Take a Hike Together

Hiking with children Nature-deficit disorder is common among our young people. How can you ensure that your kids don’t end up with it? This week’s tips tell you how to get your kids away from the video games this summer, and out into nature instead.

Tip #1: Plan a Hike

Find a trail close to home and take the family for a stroll in the woods. If you like, you can bring a field guide or birding book along so that you can work with your child to identify what you see together. Remember to pack adequate amounts of water, snacks, and sunscreen.

Tip #2: Camp in the Backyard

Tip #3: Read Them Nature Stories

Tip #4: Take Them to Water

Tell us: How do you get your kids outdoors?

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