By MindWare

Reviewed for Fourth Grade, 2009

Orienteering Booklet and Mini Compass Set

Orienteering, or navigating from point to point using a map and compass against the clock, started in 19th century Sweden, and has become a unique way to teach self-reliance, independence, creative problem solving, and mapping skills. This set includes a compass and guide book for sixteen courses, ranging from beginner to expert, with solutions included—making this a great starter set for first-timers. Orienteering is a nice family activity that will get your child up and moving, as she learns the tricks to becoming a true explorer. (Mindware, $7.95)