Having a reason to walk is one of the ways to reach the top.
Armed with their miniature hiking boots, sunglasses on the tip of their noses, headgear fixed well in place and covered in sunscreen, our little ones look very grown-up.
However, they do not yet have our strength and endurance.
It is therefore important to take into account the physical capacities of our toddlers when determining the goal of the day. Whether it is too difficult or too long to achieve, in either case our children will leave their motivation by the wayside. So far it's pretty obvious, but is it enough to have a goal suited to their strengths for them to want to achieve it?
Let's have a look at the nature of these objectives. A summit, a lake, a refuge? Of course, these remarkable points can be amazing, but for the little ones they are more meaningful if they stimulate their imagination.
On this point, it's up to you to be creative:one of the techniques is to tell a story around the hike.
And as you go along, the story continues. We therefore discover trolls, unicorns and even fairies along the way.
The objective is then broken down into small sections, where each location becomes the next part of the story. Like pages turning, the footsteps follow one after the other and the children rush forward to find out the next chapter.
You've won! I'm sure you understand that getting your little ones to keep walking and especially enjoy themselves when hiking is not always easy, but giving them a suitable goal while stimulating their imagination can help.
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