By Katia Murillo-Valdez
If you are able to walk your child to and from school, consider these five benefits of doing so:
Before you walk, always consider whether you live in an area that is pedestrian friendly. Are sidewalks available? Are streets safe? You can also try:
The Walking Bus
An initiative that is becoming very popular and showing positive results is the “walking bus.” If there are other children in the neighborhood who go to the same school, you can coordinate with their parents so they can walk together. Parents can take turns walking with the kids.
If your child is mature and old enough and if the way to school is safe, consider letting them walk to school without you. Currently, few teenagers are taking advantage of “active transportation,” that is, walking or riding a bike to get from point A to point B, and a great opportunity to engage in physical activity.
Article courtesy of La Buena Vida