Sunday, February 12, 2012

Quest Club

While following links on the endlessly distracting world wide web I came across:

After some email exchanges with the creator of Quest Clubs we've become the first members in New Zealand... yay!

Big Brother is VERY excited to start working on his badges.  At the moment he's completing the preschool (3-5 year old) Life Skills Award which requires him to do things such as learning to use utensils to eat his meals, count to 20 (ROTFL) and remember instructions.  He completed his ABC Badge this evening by writing an ABC story for his final requirement... here it is:

Much giggling was had over this one.  He also completed the Chess Award by sitting on my lap reading the requirements and fulfilling them there and then... gotta have some easy ones!  

There are nine areas in which badges can be earned; Agriculture, Art, Character, Health and Fitness, Home, Outdoors, Science and Technology, and World.

We've decided to choose one from each area to work on at a time (in addition to the life skills award).  The ones underway at the moment are: 

Agriculture: Vegetables
Art: Colour
Character: Honesty
Health and Fitness: Water Safety
Home: Child Care
Knowledge: Titanic
Outdoors: Snow (yes, I know it's summer)
Science and Technology: Chemistry
Discover the World: World Peace

We'll replace each one as the current one is completed.  

After a lot of consideration we've decided that he will only work on level one badges at this point.  There are several that he could earn level two or beyond on right now, but it seems sensible to stick to the level one badges so he has something to work on as he gets older.  Grandma has plans for manufacturing a display hanger for his badges, as soon as I manage to buy some materials for it.  I'll look forward to sharing our progress as we learn more in our "Quests"

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