We took Sam downhill skiing! At first she was very unsure and Chris almost had to carry her down the bunny hills. But eventually she figured out how to lean forward, bend her knees and stay up!
By the end of the night she was so tired she couldn't stand up anymore! We had a great time and are hoping to get her on the slopes again very soon.
The one big tip that I have to share from our experience is that giving them an example to watch is a HUGE help. At first on the little hills we were just having one parent take her up and ski down the hill. But when we got her on a longer hill and I was able to ski alongside her she did much better. I was able to show her what to do by example. I said things like "watch me", "see how I have my knees bent", "lean forward like me" and "keep up with me!" She loved being able to "race" me down the hill. And it really helped to keep her focused and paying attention to what she was doing with her body.
This Week's Feature
I found a post linked up this week that gave some great ideas and I thought it needed to be highlighted one more time! I love finding new ways to take what would normally be indoor learning outside and this post offers some great suggestions. Check out Outdoor Literacy from Growing Book by Book. And if you haven't read her book suggestion you absoltely MUST pick it up!
Now on to the link up! We are welcoming a new cohost this week. So be sure to check out The Golden Gleam and the great outdoor play they are up to over there.
How are you enjoying the outdoors this week?