Finding the Best Science Gift for Children

Many parents this time of year are looking to get their children a great gift that they will really appreciate. And while it is important to have a good balance between mindless entertainment and learning experiences, giving your child a gift that lets them learn is a great way to develop successful thinking skills and they might just have a good time as well. So if you’re looking to give a gift that will not only entertain but also educate, this article has some great tips on finding the best science gifts for children.

Probably the most popular kid’s science gift is a microscope. While the basic principle of a microscope hasn’t changed in hundreds of years, today’s kids microscopes are both powerful as well as cheap. There are a few good cheap kids microscopes available online, but to get the best one for your child you want to make sure it’s age appropriate. Basically, you’ll want to make sure that it’s something that allows them to view small items like bugs, hairs and leaves but also has a strong enough power to examine the microscopic things around them such as plant cells and bacteria. You might also consider getting a kids microscope set that includes prepared slides and instructions so that your child can have a guided and educational experience.

Another great gift is a telescope. Sort of along the same lines as a microscope, a kids telescope will give them the opportunity to learn more about the universe and may help them gain an appreciation for how big the universe really is. If nothing else, they will enjoy identifying constellations and viewing up close the details of the moon and other planets that are difficult to be seen with the naked eye. Both reflector and refractor telescopes are great for children, but spending the extra money on a refractor telescope will give them a lifelong stargazing instrument.

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