Children love to be outdoors and it’s so benifical for them. They can explore the natural environment and there are so many learning opportunities for them.
The girls have always been into nature and love looking at bugs. I think this is great and always encourage it to minimise any fears they may have and also to teach them to be respectful to other creatures and their habitats.
We were super excited to review this GeoSafari Jr. Critter Habitat for Learning Resources.
First impressions were that it’s a great size as we have had bug collectors in the past but they are very small so you could only fit one bug in it.
The gallon sized clear container has 5 magnifying windows and it provides a safe ventilated place for the creatures with its breathable air holes.
One of my favourite features is that it provides such a clear view so children can really see inside and having five magnifying windows makes it perfect for more than one child. This encourages working together!
It has a rubber grip handle for carrying it when out on your adventures and the lid pops off easily to collect your creatures in it.
Its a wet and dry habitat (water tight) making it perfect for collecting almost anything from flowers and leaves to tadpoles and frogs.
We first used it to examine a birds egg shell, we found that had fallen outside our house and Isabella loved getting to see it in the magnifying windows as she could really see all the speckles on it.
Next we decided to take it on an adventure to explore the outdoors. We took it to a lake and Isabella had so much fun using a net to try and catch some creatures to examine. We filled it with some water and even thought we didn’t manage to catch any creatures this time, it was still so much fun.
I must add that its super easy to clean it out!
We did catch some leaves and plants from the water and Isabella decided one of them was a creature and so she wanted to feed it. I love that she was also using her imagination. She did find the feeder a bit tricky to open herself so I helped her with this part.
We are taking it with us to the beach in a few weeks and I can’t wait to see what we might find to observe in it.
We are also going to fill it with mud and worms which will be amazing to see the worms moving around through the mud.
Overall this really is a fantastic Critter Habitat and I would definitely recommend it.
It’s such a great introduction to Stem learning and perfect for animal lovers. It encourages children to explore the outdoors and learn to care for other living things.
We are going to be storing it in our mud kitchen so its easy for Isabella to get any time she’s in the garden.
As with all our reviews, I would never recommend something I didn’t truly love and all words and opinions are our own.
We hope you enjoyed this review and as always if you have any questions we are very happy to answer them.
Recommended age 3+
RRP £20 and can be purchased from www.learningresources.co.uk
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