Spring has sprung!
For my baby girl, born just as autumn turned cold and gave way to winter, I have been waiting and waiting for this first spring day to show her that the world can be warm and wonderful. So today we took advantage and took her on a nature walk! You can do this activity in any park or wooded trail near you, or even in your own backyard. The goal is simply to engage all the senses and introduce baby to nature.
Strapped in the front carrier, I narrated everything we could see to Veronika, including trees and the first spring flowers. Hello purple!
If you want, let your baby get up close and feel interesting finds, like the bark of a tree or a smooth stick or soft leaf.
You can also stop to smell, whether the fresh grass of the meadow we walked through, or any plants you find.
Don’t forget abut the sense of hearing. We were delighted to happen upon a pond full of chirping sounds! At first I assumed it was birds, but then realized it was more likely frogs.
In sum, the simplest of outdoor trails will be full of wonders for your little one.