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Ep. 34 What If Your Kid Doesn‘t Like the Outdoors with Kika Vila-Nova

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What if your kid doesn’t like getting outdoors? There’s still hope, at any age…and Kika Vila-Nova is here to share that with us! Her 12-year-old daughter has finally embraced her mama’s love for the outdoors. Tune in to hear tips on helping your child embrace nature, plus hear some great Utah recommendations!

Kika Vila-Nova moved to the USA from Brazil in 2001 to pursue a Master’s Degree in Chlidren’s Theatre. She fell in love with Utah and all the diverse landscape and that is where she has chosen to raise her 12-year-old daughter. Kika loves to shares their adventures, life as an immigrant and a single mom exploring Utah.

Some Utah Recommendations: 

  • Salt Lake City
  • Zion National Park
  • Canyon Meadows Park
  • Moab
  • Lake Powell
  • Bear Lake State Park
  • Goblin Valley State Park

How to Help Your Kid LIKE Going Outside: 

  • Be persistent
  • Take your time…take as many breaks as kids want!
  • Put the kid in charge of something (evaluate your kids’ personalities)
  • Let them take pictures
  • Teach them about nature!
  • Provide snacks!
  • Bring friends
  • Make it a game…a little bit at a time

Recommendation: Think Like a Monk by Jay Shetty

Follow Kika on IG: @kikassadventures


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Production: @kpmediaproductions. Music: @michaelferraro_music.