Thank you. We as family enjoy time in woodlands, moorlands and beaches and have done since my wife passed her test two and half years ago. Unfortunately I don't drive, I have tried but I find manual cars difficult. I am thinking just to learn an automatic car instead and pass that test but then it's the expense of having two cars, plus not good for the environment either. We only have a small car and my wife seems to prefer that.I think making sure kids get to be outside sometimes and explore the natural world is extremely important! Growing up mostly immersed in nature and not being exposed much to video games or television helped shape the person I am as an adult.
I’m not saying it’s wrong or shameful for kids to like games or computers. But I think even now, my overall quality of life is much higher than it would be if I’d just sat around indoors like some people are letting their kids do nowadays. We didn’t even have the technology we do now when I was a kid, and now I see kids just being completely withdrawn into it. I think you are a great parent for giving your child the opportunity to explore and learn outside.
As an aside, I learned to memorize books as a toddler as well. I could actually read before I was in kindergarten
I’m still obsessed with books lol
Welcome, by the way!
I think going out to places of nature is something my child enjoys, either because we did it from an early age or its just genetic as both of us parents enjoy that too. Could be that really, once we get kids away from YouTube, or watching TV/cartoons or video games, they do actually enjoy nature and the outdoors. Or it could be that we just did it from an early age with him so he is used to doing that.
We are going wild camping in Scotland next week. A bit daunting as I have never wild camped before and haven't been camping since 1987, and because it rained so much then, I didn't really enjoy it that much. I have much better equipment this time though and the benefit of having a car we can get in and drive away if it gets too much. It should be an experience though, we are going to the Highlands, my wife's first time there as she wanted to see the mountains up there
As I mentioned, we went to Northumberland recently and the magnificent beaches up there. No development or funfairs, rides, arcades, fish and chips, fast food places but that's why we loved it. Plus the beaches there are stunning. We all really enjoyed it but we only went for 3 days and it wasn't long enough. We stayed in a Haven caravan park but what we noticed is that there were no other families on that beach that day with us except for two others. So that means nearly everyone stayed in that Haven holiday park. Whilst we couldn't understand that, it did make it better for use because then there was just dog walkers and people going for walks on the beaches and it was more peaceful. Magical place!
I am rambling now. I will do that often and will go on and on sometimes.