Observe, Record & Question on Walks With Your Child
Sometimes the best way for a child to learn about the world is to get out in it. Even in cold weather you can make walks with your child fun and enriching. Grab some paper and a pencil, then bundle up and head outside together for a:
- Stop, Look and Listen Walk. Walk for 100 steps. Then stop for 30 seconds. Make a record of everything you see and hear. Repeat.
- Change Walk. As you walk, make a list of all the things that are changing around you. Is the snow melting? Are there fewer cars parked on the street today than yesterday?
- Silent Walk. Make as little noise as you possibly can while you are walking. Listen carefully. What do you hear?
- Up, Down and Around Walk. Don't always look straight ahead while you walk. One time, look down at the ground. Another time, look up above your head.
- Question Walk. As you walk, think of questions about what you see or hear. Don't worry about the answers—just think of more questions. For example: Why are there still needles on the pine tree when the other trees have lost their leaves? After the walk, help your child find the answers to your questions.
- Shape Walk. Look for natural shapes around you. Can your child find a circle? Rectangle? Triangle?
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