As I mentioned in the 30 Days Wild post yesterday, we took a walk into our local woodland and explored there. We didn’t take the pram, instead settling on some toddler reins that my cousin kindly sent for BB — and he had a blast!
He loves walking, and he had already surprised me at Forest School when he had wandered off into the woods with no fear or trepidation — so the reins was a great way of nurturing that confidence he has with nature. The only risks he faced with us holding the reins was becoming acquainted with the more mean plants, like nettles.
I love his fierce curiosity, and the determination he has to just explore everything he can. I can’t help but wonder what his toddler mind is making of the colours, smells, sounds and new textures that surround him at times like this!
I let him touch and pick up what he likes, as long as it isn’t going to harm him. He was taken with two gnarled chunks of stick today, so we let him carry them until he got bored. Before having BB I was always a bit precious about germs, dirt and bugs but since becoming a mum it’s all changed!
The #30DaysWild challenge that The Wildlife Trust organise is all about reaffirming ourselves with nature, and taking the time to spend at least an hour a day enjoying what she has to offer. When you sign up to take part you receive: a wall chart to plot your progress, some wonderful wild stickers, a leaflet absolutely full to the brim of ideas you can use for your own experience and a packet of wildflower seeds so you can create your own little patch of wild this month. Sign up here to apply for your own pack!