Nature/ Type: Binocular that works!
Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Recommended age: 3 - 6 year-old
This is Geosafari Jr Kidnoculars from Educational Insights. I wasn’t too sure about this toy when I first saw it. Appearance wise, it looks pretty “plastic” and unrealistic. So I was really surprised and happy to find that it actually does function as a “binocular”, albeit in a more kiddo way suitable for preschoolers.
Why I love ❤️ this toy:
(1) Binoculars for Young Kids: According to online resources, this is the only (or one of the rare few) binocular toys in market designed specifically for young kids between 3 to 6 year-old. It is a sturdy toy, easy to be carried around by small little hands, not heavy, and with sharp colours that kids love. My four-year-old was pretty excited when he saw this kidnoculars and immediately wanted to have a try.
(2) 2 x Magnification: it actually works and functions as a “binocular”, although in a much lower 2 x magnification. I personally think this distance range is sufficient for young kids to have a first taste of how a binocular works.
(3) Child-friendly Features- there are other child-friendly features such as enlarged, comfy and focus-free eyepieces, perfect-fit goggles, and a breakaway safety strap.
The online reviews are kind-of mixed for this toy so it’s probably not for everyone. But my kid loves it and has been using this for indoor objects observation, and also bringing out for “expeditions” including a recent zoo visit.
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