My 8 year old has quite the affiliation for bugs. Her favorite show is Billy the Exterminator. She watches them all and then only allows us to use organic bug sprays to rid our yard of the pesky ones. Therefore, when we were sent some great National Geographic toys to use while outdoors this Spring she was ready the moment the box arrived!
All-Terrain Nature Collector
Texas is notorious for big bugs and the All-Terrain Nature Collector is going to have its work cut out this Spring and Summer! Simply snap on the accompanying collector domes to safely, and carefully, catch and observe some fun critters. The clear domes allow you to catch the critters and then closely study and watch them. Plus, once you remove the domes, there are two collector grips perfect for picking up sticks, leaves, and other inanimate objects.
Bug Collector for Kids
JJ was all about finding her some critters with her new bug collector for kids. In fact, she hardly let me snag the pictures before she was off and running through the back yard looking for an insect to catch. As she walked the perimeter of the yard looking for bugs she came across a spider. Of course, like any good big sister, she called her younger sister over to take a look. Well, Princess is called that for a reason. She is all girl! She was outside in her pretty blouse and twirly skirt. As soon as she saw the spider JJ wanted to show her she took off screaming. JJ missed catching that one but she was able to grab a large “mosquito eater”. She showed everyone and we were able to inspect the flying bug for several minutes through the dome before letting it loose. JJ was then off to catch some more.
I can already tell that the National Geographic All-Terrain Nature Collector will see plenty of use around here in the months to come. JJ was even chasing a moth around the house after it got dark and she had to come inside. Not to mention, she has already taught Monkey how to chase the bugs. Together they are becoming quite the nature collecting duo!