For the past two meals, I have had to share space at the table with a snail. Why is that, you may ask? Well, because Darah is fascinated with the snail she and her father caught so that they can closely inspect it. And meal time seems to be the optimal time to study snail behavior. Sigh…
Despite this disruption to what would otherwise be a pleasant part of my day, I have to say that Darah’s growing interest in insects is pretty cool. I was definitely raised to fear all kinds of bugs. I don’t want the same for Darah. Yeah, bugs can be gross. But they can also be really fascinating, especially if you can check them out up close. Darah is able to do this thanks to the GeoSafari Jr. BugWatch. This is a great container for bugs that has magnifying glasses on both the top and the bottom of the container so that you can view the bugs you find from all angles.
Pretty much as soon as Tim walks in the door from work Darah is asking if they can go outside and catch some bugs. Tim is LOVING feeding Darah’s curiosity and talking with her about insects. Darah seems to be increasing her concentration levels and really absorbing what she is learning from her dad. She talks at length about different bugs and what makes them unique.
The GeoSafari Jr. BugWatch, available from Educational Insights, is a toy that requires the child to interact with nature, which is a really rare find for toys these days. I wish that I had grown up with a toy like this! This is the perfect companion to all the summer days that are ahead of us, as it will get your kid outside and exploring. Just be prepared to have some unusual guests at your dinner table! By the way, the snail is getting returned to the great outdoors today. No harm done, except to my appetite!
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Disclosure: I received a complimentary product for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are strictly my own.