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Walk how far

(13 Posts)
purpleme12 Thu 26-Oct-17 12:09:46

Would your expect your just turned 4 year old to walk just over 3 miles?

mindutopia Thu 26-Oct-17 15:11:18

Mine walked about 4.5 miles over the summer (she was about 4 years, 4 months at the time), but it took all day with a stop for lunch in between and some coaxing with snacks along the way. I think it can be done, but it just depends on the day, how they're feeling, energy levels, weather, who they're doing it with etc. I wouldn't assume it would be easy, but it might be possible depending on the kid and situation.

VinIsGroot Fri 27-Oct-17 04:25:28

Despite being hypermobile..mine walk long distances! We did euro Disney with DS9 and dd5 without a buggy so we were in our feet for 14 hours per day !

Battleax Fri 27-Oct-17 04:33:21


purpleme12 Fri 27-Oct-17 09:28:34

I can't get mine to walk if she doesn't want to/in a mood. I know she's capable cos she's done it before in her active phase. She's very stubborn. Nothing persuades her if she doesn't want to do stuff! It's hard

BellyBean Sun 29-Oct-17 16:01:23

I've posted before about how 'lazy' my DD is, 4 in march. I think that distance would only be ok if serious distractions were in force.

Could they scoot (not that my DD ever wants to learn...!)

purpleme12 Sun 29-Oct-17 19:44:04

I've suggested that too. She's not really motivated by that. She's very stubborn that's the problem with her very very very stubborn.

lljkk Sun 29-Oct-17 19:50:00

As a one off or on a regular (like maybe daily) basis?

museumum Sun 29-Oct-17 19:54:30

Mine will walk 3-4 fun miles on an exploring adventure but is a nightmare walking 1 mile on boring suburban streets.

purpleme12 Sun 29-Oct-17 20:31:13

Just sometimes at the minute. Anything when she starts school it may be that far away (1.5 mile there and the same back) which is another reason I'm unsure about schools

purpleme12 Sun 29-Oct-17 20:31:34

Although, not anyway that was meant to say

Iwannasnack Sun 29-Oct-17 20:38:04

DD sometimes did a mile each way to pre-school. It was tough as she was tired. Her school is less than half a mile away and she still moans about that sometimes (although then asks to stop in the park and run around.) It’s definitely doable but there’ll be whining. See if you can encourage the scooter/bike.

BzyB Sun 29-Oct-17 20:53:41

Walking can be so boring. Dd states she's unbelieveably tired when faced with walking a mile, but go to the park and she's easily walk (run!) twice that.
If it's something that will need to be done twice daily, what about a bike? There's bats you can get to attach a child's bike to the back of an adult bike. The journey would be so much faster.

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