Going on a canoe or paddle boat ride is an excellent way to get some exercise while also working on skills like following directions, coordination, and motor skills. Many local reservoir parks like the Hunting Run Reservoir and Ni River Reservoir offer boat rentals. Boat rental is $6 per hour and $12 for half a day. You can rent a life jacket, if you do not have your own, for $1. You can also fish at both of these parks or explore the wildlife that lives on or near bodies of fresh water. Exploring a reservoir is a great opportunity for a mini science lesson. To teach your kids more about fish, click here. To teach your kids about the things that live in ponds and fresh water click here.
-Nina Parrish, M.Ed.
Owner | Parrish Learning Zone, LLC