On November 25, 2018, our pre-school children and their families gathered at Valley Forge Historical Park, the location of the 1777-1778 encampment of the Continental Army. The children were introduced to one of the local trail systems as a way to cultivate their sense of wonder and understanding of how to stay healthy through physical activity.

The 3,500 acres of woodlands served as the backdrop of this afternoon adventure. The children worked hard as they walked, jogged and ran more than a mile. Their mothers used this opportunity to explain how their hearts, lungs and muscles work together to keep them moving. Once the children reached their final destination, a tour guide met the group. She showed them a few important monuments and escorted them through replicas of the houses soldiers lived in during the Revolutionary War. The visit ended with the children and their moms eating a healthy snack.