2. Learn their Surroundings
Healthline.com notes that kids may be eager to camp or hit the trails, and that’s all fine and dandy, as long as everything goes smoothly. However, “you never know when the weather may shift, the trail may peter out, or your kid may take a tumble in the woods,” notes the source.
Even if they’re hiking with family, kids can get overexcited and rush ahead without paying attention and get lost, adds the site. It’s important to teach kids how to navigate by using landmarks, or how to stay calm and signal for help if they’ve been separated from a group. You could even give them a whistle or flashlight just in case, it adds.