Updated: Mar 30
Mornings tend to be pretty manic at our place, trying to get everyone packed and out the door on time can be a challenge. But if I don’t need to be at work early, I always try to make the time to walk the kids to school. We are lucky enough to live within walking distance to our school and there are so many benefits, which far outnumber the effort of actually making it happen.
1. It's good for the environment
Not only are we reducing our carbon footprint by walking, reducing the amount of cars jammed up at the intersections, but sometimes we pick up rubbish along the way. The kids can easily fill up a paper shopping bag each with all manner of interesting “gifts” thrown out of car windows and blown out of wheelie bins.
2. It's exercise for everyone
I have a new office job which involves more sitting than I’d like, and I love the opportunity to move my body before the day kicks off. The kids arrive alert and ready for learning at school and they also get the chance to up-skill on their bikes or scooters.
3. It's an opportunity to share
During the walks home (and if the kids are in the mood) they’ll share with me what happened during their days. This gives me a chance to get an