BY AUNTIE SHELLEY
Orienteering and map reading skills are essential for anyone spending time in the backcountry. I recently came across the following books that are great for introducing map skills to kids in the 4-7 year old range.
Package these two books with a little compass like the Terra Kids Keyring Compass and you have a gift to inspire mapping skills in your 4-7 year old.
For older kids a compass like the Silva Trekker 420 is in order. Combine that with a book like Be Expert with a Map and Compass, some maps of places you plan to explore in the coming year and their own SealLine Map Case and you'll be ready for adventures in 2015. Stay tuned for our next instalment. It's my favourite - gifts for the outdoor mom!