Right out of the box, it was easy to start playing. We read three lines of instruction and my 11yo son began setting up the first challenge. He followed the picture in the book of Starter puzzles, arranging the little shapes just how he saw them, then proceeded to fill in the puzzle portion with the remaining pieces. (It was like completing Tangram shapes, but backwards!) He finished several in the first round of play.
We did some silly things in the wind – shooting archery! fly fishing! making mobiles! – and wished we hadn’t. Even if I’m not quite ready for them, our indoor activities felt less frustrating.
Wildling sensory science, lots of home experiments + builds, then a fairy house project that turned out amazing – three beautiful houses in our front garden bed!
Long before we had kids, George and I always found somewhere to BE in the mountains this time of year. It’s just rejuvenating to meander outside as the seasons shift. Now we pretend this fall tradition is “for Wilder’s birthday.”
Highlights this week: A quick weekend trip to Moab with all the hiking! Then back home to play + snow, games + friends!
Highlights this week: Wilder can drop in on half pipes now. He finally took the plunge on our garage ramp, so we had to get out and practice!
Lots of post exist about the benefits of gameschooling, in particular its whimsical, non-worksheet way of checking off skill progression boxes while spending time together with your family. What could be better?