So I’ve personally never been into bugs, they’re horrible and I can’t stand them outside let alone in my house! However children are a lot different, they’re creative, want to explore and love trying new things. Which is why I was over the moon when I got this bug safari for the younger brother! I’d never in a million years have thought it be a good idea, the look on my mum’s face as well was quite the picture.
First off, if you’re thinking about getting this as a gift for a young child with a huge imagination, go for it. It looks good and the packaging is laid out so you know exactly what it is, making it an ideal present for any occasion, Christmas or Birthday!
If you want to teach your children about the bugs of the world this is just what you need, you’re going to need to be comfortable with bugs yourself though. This is why I gave it to my mum so she could use it with my younger brother, I’m not too good with bugs; unless they’re on a computer game! Also I love the fact that it’s called bug safari, it gives it a sense of adventure that every child should experience!
There’s obviously a warning on the box, for children over 5 years old; becuase you don’t want your two year old eating worms! If I was a child I’d love to find a lady bug or ant to use it with, spiders or slugs I’d be running in the other direction.
So basically you have some super weird bug tongs, a pot that you put the bugs into and it has a magnifying element to it so you can really study the bug up close! It’s actually quite amazing and totally educational! Also the pot is a nice quality so you don’t need to worry about it breaking and bugs crawling all over the house. I would suggest not keeping the bugs in there for too long though, letting them go so your child can learn the value of free space and then maybe taking a look at another bug altogether!
What do I love most about the pack? It has a paint brush, how weird. Actually it’s a really good idea. The pack explains that human touch can actually be harmful to the bugs, so use the paintbrush to sweep the bugs into the pot, so considerate to nature and all the creatures that reside in it!
So what more can I say about this bug safari? A review can’t do it justice, I remember having something similar in my classroom 10 years ago when I was a child, everyone loved it and at the end of the day children can be so much braver than adults and espiecally when it comes to bugs! It would make an amazing Christmas present, I hope they still do in schools as well because it’s so much fun and educational!
Click the link above and make sure you’re getting one for your children, if you have any questions about the safari leave a comment below! If you’ve used it or your child has one let me know what you think about them? Was you too scared to use it and gave the task to someone else like I did? Oh and it’s so worth the price, which in my opinion is actually quite low!