Young children should always be encouraged to explore and learn. Their natural curiosity should not be allowed to die of boredom. Any toys that help children find out about their world are good for them. For a child, play is the way they relate to the world and train themselves to see and interact. Tiny scientific tools help them develop good habits.
Tiny Minds And Big Ideas
Today’s youngsters learn about nature and science from TV, children’s books and pre-school curricula. They learn proper language instead of baby talk for all manner of plants, animals and insects. They see images of scientists who are using proper instruments to study and record their findings. Toy versions of these instruments made to fit tiny hands build a foundation for life long learning.
Among the very young scientist’s tool kit should be kids binoculars. They should be durable but light weight. The magnification only needs to be three or four times. That is more than enough for the wide-eyed naturalists to focus on the tiny things around them. With the help of the kids binoculars, children will be able to see further and clearer than the grownups with them.
The kids binoculars should be brightly colored making them easy to find after setting them down to examine little critters. Accessories can range from a khaki shirt and pith helmet to a butterfly net and notebook. The little explorers can be given simple but structured projects like finding three different kinds of leaves or two different types of insects. They should also be given lots of opportunity to have their own adventures and lot of opportunities to talk about them with grownups.
A walk through an empty lot with a pair of kids binoculars can open up the world to a child. The binoculars can help the child gather bits of nature for a craft project. Crafts are a good substitute for the naturist’s notebook. Bits of plants, leaves, stones, sea shell and twigs can be pasted on construction paper at the end of the expedition for the grownup to label and date. The record of expeditions will inspire many conversations and keep the explorations fresh the mind of the little scientist.
A pretend pair of binoculars can lead to hours of play, but a real pair of kids binoculars can open up new worlds in the world of a child.