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    Default How far does your 3 year old walk/scoot/ride?

    We go out walking the dog most days but I often take our double pram as we travel too far for 3.5 year old DD to scoot or walk. The problem is she would much rather sit in the pram the whole way than walk for part of it,and I have been slack in encouraging her. (She does scoot and run around once we reach the park)

    Obviously we need to work on building some stamina, but how far is it reasonable to expect a 3 year old to walk or scoot? She starts kinder next year and its about 1.5-2km away. Is this too far?

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    My nearly 4 yo can walk 2km but he'd be knackered after it.

    Personally I'd drive to school if it were that far away simply coz I think he'd be too tired to pay attention or play at kindy. Scooting maybe but then I'd have to carry it home or in the pram after the walk.

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    she can walk/run to the park near our house (10min walk) have an hour play there and walk half way back home again before she's over it lol
    she usually happily walks around for coulpe hrs shopping ect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Hankey View Post
    she can walk/run to the park near our house (10min walk) have an hour play there and walk half way back home again before she's over it lol
    Agree with this. My DS is similar so take a pram for return trips when he's tired out. I think it'd be fine on the way there in the morning. But way back at end of the day your lo would be tired. Why not walk in the morning then use the car or buggy in afternoon? Give it a try?

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    My girls literally run all day (2.5and 3.5yo) but mention how well they are doing on an actual walk and all of a sudden their legs are tired and 'I don't think I can walk that far mummy '! DD1 will happily walk to the park 1.8km away, play and then we walk a different way home through pine cones and paths to keep it interesting, she doesn't even realise she is walking!
    We went on a bush walk recently and she handled it allot better than I thought. About 3.5km return and all up hill in the way back and she got carried much less than 1/4 of the way.
    Ease in to it and gradually build on it. And don't put a time limit on your trip (easier said than done if it is too school). Maybe leave the dog at home for a while so you can go at his pace for a bit.

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    Oops! She! Sorry!!

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    DS1 has always preferred to walk and hasn't been in a pram since he was 2. He can walk for a couple of hours before getting too tired or complaining of having sore feet. He hates scooting and riding and would rather walk or run. Not sure what distance he can walk but I'd say at least a few kms. He's 3.5.

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    Ds is 4 now and he regularly scoots/rides his bike alongside me while I run. He started being able to do this reliably around a nearby lake at 3. It is 5km. We can now walk there and back as well as our usual circuit around the lake. He has never been a child that liked the pram at all, however. He quite likes walking and loves to scoot/ride.

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    At 2-3 DS could walk 2km+ easily non stop, same with riding.

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    DS has just turned 3 and he can walk a couple of km and ride maybe 5. He hasn't been in a pram for over a year.

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