We were asked if we would like to review a Discovery Channel Bug Barn and I thought this would be fantastic for my 8 year old daughter who is really interested in bugs and I thought it would also give her more confidence in handling bugs instead of screaming like her sister does.
In the box is;
Window Clings ( a sheet of bug clings to decorate windows, tools, mirrors and other dry flat surfaces).
Since we received this my daughter has been eagerly scoping the garden looking for different bugs she can catch and observe before putting them back in their natural habitat.
The great thing about the Bug Barn is that it can be taken out and about as it is not too big. My daughter has taken this on our walks in the woods in the hope to find different types of insects that we would find in the garden.
Her main bug catch is beetles, she has found many different kinds of beetles and she will put them in the canister as it has a magnifying top to it so she can get more detail about it, she then goes on the internet (supervised) and looks up what beetle it could be.
The only bug she refuses to try and catch is spiders, which I don’t blame her as I wouldn’t either.
I really like the design of the Bug Barn and tools, the barn is around the size of heavy duty torch and looks similar too. The net is small enough for small hands as is the magnifying glass and tweezers.
This is a really great idea for getting children to go out and explore nature rather than be stuck inside using consoles, computers and other gadgets. It is a great learning experience for both boys and girls. My daughter really enjoys going outside and searching for the next insect to learn about.
The Bug Barn is safe for insects and provides educational learning for children. Recommended age 6+. It is available from Trendstoys, Amazon, Argos, ToysRUs and other good toy stores priced at round £14.99.
Disclaimer: We received this product for free in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are our own and not influenced in anyway.