Whether your child wants to be a future geologist, archaeologist, chemist, or scientist, there are a wide variety of great science and discovery toys for them to have fun and learn about. There is an endless variety of kits, toys, games, and gadgets available to experiment and explore, some of which include; animal kits, archeology and geology toys, astronomy tools and games, bugs and insects, physics and chemistry games, electronic and robotic kits, geography and globes, habitats, microscopes, telescopes and binoculars.
Most children love anything to do with animals. There are many fun and exciting habitats and games to keep your child entertained for hours. Frog habitats, horse and stable games, plastic dinosaur kits, a variety of sea monkey habitats, from magic castles to mini aquariums, creature keeper (to catch beetles, butterflies and praying mantises, etc.), games of farm animals, plastic wildlife animals, hermit crab kits, reptile habitats, plastic marine life toy sets, plastic reptile sets, foam t-rex dinosaurs, foam lizards and great white sharks from foam, to name just a few.
Archeology and geology games and educational toys offer wonderful educational experiences for children, allowing them to have fun while improving their learning skills. Some of the best toys and ideas to play with are; Rock Polishing Kits, Metal Detectors, Wooden Dinosaur Bone Building Kits Available in Different Sizes (No Glue or Hardware Needed), Volcano Building Kits, Outdoor Adventure Equipment Kits (Available with Flashlight , compass, working camera, binoculars, digital clock and telescope) and 3D wooden dinosaur puzzles.
For a future aspiring astronomer, anything to do with planets, stars, galaxies, and the universe causes excitement. Some of the great astronomy articles that can be found for children include; telescopes (if this is something your child is very interested in, make sure you find a quality telescope that lasts and works properly), rockets (complete with sound effects and vibrations), glow-in-the-dark 3D solar systems, binoculars , space quest games, glow-in-the-dark star and planet games, solar system mobiles, and handheld star navigators (electronic devices used to locate and identify stars and their constellations).
Bugs and insects are interesting to both children and adults, there are some excellent cases and observatories to see and keep creatures. One thing to keep in mind with most kits is that the larvae or insects will only be shipped separately once the kit has been purchased.) Some of the exciting kits available are Butterfly Gardens (with feeding and observation chamber supplies and an informational booklet), ant farms, ladybug gardens, butterfly flower seeds and net sets, silkworm sets , plastic sets for insects, creature viewer (magnifying glass) and special bottles for insects. The butterfly kit allows the child to see the complete metamorphosis from larvae to butterfly, an exciting and wonderful learning experience.
Aspiring chemists and physicists will love the great instant circuit kits that allow your child to build a variety of exciting projects, from radios to light bulb test setups. Other great chemistry and physics kits available include; science kits (mixing colors, making soft crystals or rainbows in a test tube), water magic kits (allowing kids to make snow, gels, and rainbows in a test tube, all with the addition of water) and wonderful chemistry sets with microscope and accessories, supplies and equipment that allow beginning scientists to do simple and fun chemistry experiments.
Electronics and robotics options for kids come in a number of exciting gadgets and kits. Metal detectors are a device that offers children a kind of “scavenger hunt” experience by using them on the beach or in the backyard, where they will find all kinds of lost treasures and trinkets. There are great electronic kits that allow kids to build everything from clock radios to robots to aliens that will respond to sound. Other fun and educational toys available include walkie-talkie kits, quick circuit kits, and moving robot kits to build an endless variety of moving vehicles and robots. These wonderful kits teach your child a variety of great skills while showing them that learning can really be a lot of fun.
One of the most practical and fantastic learning aids in geography is, without a doubt, the world. Today’s balloons come in all sorts of different designs, some with raised relief formations and some with beautiful prism designs. Popular e-globes come with geographic data, trivia, national anthems, and world times. Interactive e-books are available with talking maps with state and capital names that provide children with great and fun learning opportunities. Puzzles are also another popular learning aid made in a variety of designs and sizes. Regardless of the globe you choose for your child, it is sure to be of use for many years to come.
Lastly, there is a wide selection of children’s microscopes, telescopes, and binoculars available for viewing insects, stars, and wildlife. Microscopes offer future scientists and biologists a view of the physical world through magnification. While telescopes allow a glimpse of the wonderful night sky and binoculars bring wildlife closer. All of these devices will change the way your child sees the world. These toys are made in both plastic games and higher quality metal games. The set you choose will depend on the age of your child and how often the device will be used. An older child will likely prefer a better quality outfit that resists wear and tear and is more optically correct.
Science and discovery toys, sets, and devices should inspire fascination and curiosity in your child, helping to foster love and a desire to learn. All the wonderful toys in this category are sure to provide any child with hours of entertainment while providing knowledge about science and how it works. These toys are sure to open doors and teach skills on a variety of different levels. The endless variety of options can be a bit overwhelming at times, it’s always a good idea to do some research before making the purchase. Toy reviews and recommendations are a great way to get an idea of what to expect.