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Magnifying Glass for Bugs

Friday, August 4th, 2017

I desperately want my kid to love bugs. Love bugs, the soil, the grass, trees, leaves, everything that has to do with nature. I want him to be comfortable with it all. And now as he is starting to take interest in ants and caterpillars and beetles, I too am fascinated with the little creatures. Hence, the magnifying glass. It is a whole new world of “WOW” for the kids.
I did my research and found that a lot of magnifying glass out there are too strong or not strong enough for a toddler. This one is just right. It’s not the sexiest looking magnifying glass, but it is the most basic one that covers most basic needs. It doesn’t have a LED light, which I deliberately chose because I do not want my kid blinding himself or others, and plus, I want him to focus on what he’s seeing through the glass, not the glass itself…when he is a bit older, I can get him a magnifying glass with an LED light. I know there are new wonders with that as well.
For now, this cheap and efficient gadget is the perfect toy a kid can get. So much to see!
You can get it here: Number-One 2.5X 4X Handheld Reading Magnifying Glass Reinforced Structure with 80mm Dia Lens Lightweight Pocket Magnifier Loupe, Ideal for Reading Small Prints, Map, Inspection and Jewelry Loupe

Starting with Toddler Scissors!

Friday, July 28th, 2017

Of the many scissors I’ve tried, these worked the best for my 2-year-old. We are just starting so he needs supervision, but overall this seems like a safe option. It has a little spring to assist with usage. And the handles feature anti-microbial product protection to inhibit the growth of bacterial odors! I didn’t think much of this at first, but soon found it a nifty feature, especially when it comes to shared items like scissors and pens in the playroom.
Try it here: Westcott Preschool Training Scissors, Assorted Colors

100% recycled plastic Little Gardener Set

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

This is our go-to toy for the park, ever since my kid was able to walk on his own. It’s great for spending time together outside, and also easy to use for watering my plants at home. My kid loves helping and playing alongside me to watch our plants grow. It’s a classic set that encourages kids to help take care of the world around them. Made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic milk jugs, it features an easy-to-pour spout and cotton rope carrying handle. No BPA, phthalates, PVC, or external coatings. It’s even Dishwasher Safe! Packaged using recycled and recyclable materials and printed with soy inks. You can’t get more eco-friendly than that.

You can get it here: Green Toys Watering Can Toy, Green

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