More than ever before, we need to get our children outdoors. These days, kids are more engaged with the digital world than they are the physical world and that is simply unhealthy—for both the mind and the body. That’s why Tim and Jess are determined to make a difference by enabling kids to do what comes naturally to them: playing outside.
Good for the mind and body
Hiking is the perfect activity for getting kids outside. It enables children to explore and have an adventure, which stimulates the mind and the imagination. Hiking is plain old fun! Hiking is also a great form of exercise that involves the simplest and most important of all human movements—walking. In our increasingly sedentary culture it’s more important than ever to develop a life-long love for an activity such as hiking as it can help your children stay active and healthy into adulthood.
A confidence booster
Hiking is also a great way to develop confidence. Although hiking is a low-impact activity, it can be challenging and there are many achievements to be had. There is hardly a more powerful feeling of accomplishment than making it to the top of a mountain and being rewarded with a beautiful view!
Builds social skills
Another important part of hiking is the social element. The woods have a way of bringing people out of their shells. Out an adventure the attitude is “we’re all in this together.” It’s a true bonding experience where kids are free to be themselves. A hike is not a race and we believe that in our hypercompetitive society, this should be refreshing to a lot of parents. All in all, hiking creates the perfect environment for building social skills.
The beauty of hiking is that anyone can hike!
Not everyone can be a virtuoso piano player or a star on the soccer field. However, just about anyone can hike! It’s an extremely inclusive activity that your child can have fun doing from day one.