Let me start this post by saying that as a couple we love geocaching as a hobby and love getting out there and finding them. Together we have clocked up nearly 10,000 since we first got together and have no plans to stop. For my husband it’s walking with a purpose and I love the adventure that goes with it. There’s nothing better than getting out into the countryside and refreshing your batteries. The other day we even had our own private display of The Red Arrows who happened to fly over as we strolled about in Gloucestershire.
Ocassionally these geocaches have meant looking into history, discovering mathematical problems and looking at geography. This has got me considering what it would be like to home school or at least provide an education on top of that which she’ll receive if she attends mainstream school. By getting involved in geocaching she will be learning a lot and meeting others who are from like minded families.
I have discovered that there is even a forest school nearby that takes babies from 6 months so I’m wondering whether to have a go at that. 6 months sounds a little young to be introduced to mud and sticks but we could go along to find out what it involves.
Another way in which I will be helping her to learn is through Orchard Toys. I have picked up loads over the summer and plan to play these with her when she’s older from learning colours, shapes and animals to how to tell the time and work out money I have it covered with these great toys. So if it is throwing down with rain she will be keeping warm and cosy with a game that’s educational and fun too.
Of course these are games for the future and she’s got a while yet before she can play them. Before then I aim to introduce her to art and crafts as well as sensory play.
What would you recommend?