Some places are dangerous for small children, and there are no playgrounds, no wading pools, no television, and very few radio stations that can be heard in the park. Be especially vigilant around the geyser basins. Stay well away from the animals they are all wild.
Before you go to the park with children let them know how different it will be, and read books and watch videos about the park. While visiting, be sure to stop frequently for short hikes and to observe anything that interests them, from moss and insects to rocks and birds.
Children between the ages of 5 and 12 can become Junior Rangers. All you need to do is purchase a special newspaper for them at a visitor center. It’s designed to guide them through the requirements, such as jotting down the animals they see and attending ranger talks and walks.