Guidebooks for hiking with kids…

Day hiking with kids isn’t quite as simple as taking them onto a trail and walking. Many parents have no idea where there even is a trail. They wonder how to keepcombined_covers_180x152 their kids properly dressed for the wilds and how they’ll ever carry their infant all those miles. They struggle to figure out how much water and food to bring. They ponder what to do when their children get bored on the trail or start to misbehave. They know there must be a better way to cross rough terrain than the balancing act they’re attempting. They want to understand how to treat injuries from blisters to broken bones, of what to do if they’re lost or even forced to stay the night in the woods. The books in the Hikes with Tykes series covers all of that and more.

Enjoy these volumes in the Hikes with Tykes series:

Hikes with Tykes: A Practical Guide to Day Hiking with Kids
Comprehensive and conversational, this book combines hiking parents’ experiences, step-by-step how-to’s, and practical guidelines to help you plan the perfect day hike with your children. Topics include: finding the best trail for you and your children; choosing the right footwear, backpacks and other gear for kids; using navigational tools from maps and compasses to GPS so no one gets lost; keeping kids from misbehaving by engaging in dozens of activities; and treating trail injuries from blisters to broken bones. Packed with tips from parents who learned how to hike with kids by trial and error, this volume is the only user-friendly guidebook that covers all you need to know about day hiking with children. BUY NOW

Hikes with Tykes: Games and Activities
Listing more than 100 diversions, this volume provides anyone taking kids on a day hike with loads of tried and true amusements to keep children from getting unruly or bored. Topics include: activities to get kids excited about a day hike; crafts in which kids make their own hiking gear; recipes for healthy snacks on the trail; games that will help kids better understand and appreciate nature; and post-hike activities to keep kids excited about the sport. Culled from the experiences of fellow outdoor-minded parents, this book is the most comprehensive collection of diversions available, with something for every age group and childhood interest. BUY NOW