Brilliant Toys for Science Week – A Review
Last week I was given the opportunity to receive some fantastic Science-based toys to review and use in the home. These fantastic toys for Science Week were sent by Learning Resources UK. What I love about these toys is that kids can really have fun with them, but they can also learn and explore.
As an early years teacher, I see value in learning through play. If we can teach a child something while they are playing, that is the best way for them to learn. With that being said, I received some pretty incredible academic toys.
Brilliant Toys for Science Week
I received 3 toys from Learning Resources UK, and I love each one of them. Each one gives children an opportunity to learn through play. Check out my review for each one, below!
Kids love doing things with their hands. With these brilliant toys for science week, children can learn problem-solving skills, fine motor skills, and learn the concept of 3D.
As educators, we realize that education isn’t just reading and adding. In the real world, we need people to build our bridges, skyscrapers and design the buildings we need. This is a great way to teach kids about building, engineering, and design.
Geosafari Microscope Toy
If this isn’t science, I don’t know what is. With the GeoSafari Microscope, children can use both eyes instead of just one to view things at up to 8x the magnification. Plus, the LED light enhances the viewing of small details.
Rocks are great to explore with this microscope because you can see all the small details.
Depending on where you live, you could see if the rocks they are looking at are Metamorphic, igneous, or sedimentary. Other things you can look at include:
- Human hair
- Onion Skin
- And more
Kidnoculars Extreme Toy
Little ones can be true scientists with these binoculars. They encourage exploration and discovery. What I love about these is that kids don’t have to be experts to use them.
With focus free vision, 3x the magnification, and a built-in audio amplification, children can see and hear nature and animals. This would be a great way to teach children about birds, habitats, and nature. As an early education teacher, I would use them to teach children about birds and their habitats.
Whether your child likes to learn through exploration or through using their hands, these educational toys are worth every penny. Children will learn and discover the world around them and how it works.
What toy would your child love? Share what you would like to get in the comments below!
Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts and having fun as a family. Angela has also taught cooking skills and loves to share both family recipes and easy crafts here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!