My sweet 4 1/2 year old has always been a runner. It's hard for him to walk indoors because he impulsively wants to run!!! Unfortunately, running is just not safe indoors as the corners are tight and there are pleanty of ways for him to get hurt. So, I remind him that we walk indoors just like at the grocery store, library, school, etc. Outdoors are for running if on the grass, or inside a gym, etc. But, for an entire year now, he runs EVERY DAY, and although he is walking more and more, he still sneaks in frequent runs and hurts himself.
It's not a very large living space so walking doesn't take too long. Any advice on how to encourage him to walk so that he will respect the house rules and avoid getting hurt?