March 1, 2024

Things to Expect When Backpacking with a Two-Year Old

Being fully present to each child, in the here and now, is the most powerful thing we can do to help the children learn to deeply know themselves. This is our great responsibility.
– Misa Okayama, Making Adjustments

According to The Walton Adventure, here are a few things you can expect when backpacking with a two-year-old:

  • Risk taking
  • Hand-holding
  • Abrupt stops
  • Rock sample collecting
  • Bursts of energy
  • Potty incidents
  • Rock climbing
  • Animal spotting
  • Learning through touch
  • Funny conversations
  • Late night laughs
  • Silliness
  • More risk taking
  • Playing in the dirt
  • And most importantly…
  • Relationship building!

But don’t take our word for it. To see this in (delightful) action, watch the video…and then share what happens on your favorite adventures with young children. Tag us #ExchangeEveryDay. Due one week from today: submit your film for the Tiny Film Festival at the 2024 World Forum on Early Care and Education

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