The Importance of Binoculars for Children
Binoculars for children should be compulsory as far as I am concerned! Helping children to experience and enjoy the natural world is hugely important both for their well being and also for the protection of wild spaces in years to come. Getting children outdoors can be a great source of pleasure to parents and grandparents who help teach then, or as they learn together as a family….it is also a great way for them to run off excess energy!
Buying a pair of binoculars for a child is a great idea – No proper explorer should be without a pair! There are lots on the market to choose from and we have selected 3 of the best to help you select a pair.
Bresser Junior Binoculars
These binoculars are more pricey than others for children and so are suited to children of school age who are likely to be more careful.
They have 6 times magnification and a handy little case which can be strapped to a belt to keep them safe. They are also shock proof which is a great feature of any product for children as it is bound to have the occassional knock and bump.
Designed for little hands with a non-slip surface they are great for children to use. They would make an excellent gift.
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Melissa & Doug Happy Giddy Binoculars
These binoculars from Melissa & Doug are fantastic as a first binocular for children. They are colourful and fun and will encourage young (pre-school) children to get out exploring the garden or park.
They are great for children to use without much supervision but once they are hooked on exploring it will be best to move on to a more advanced pair of binoculars.
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7 Day Shop Black and Silver compact Binoculars
Although these binocluars are not strictly for children we think they make an excellent ‘starter’ pair for older children. Children from 7 yrs + who are already interested in nature and have had experience with binoculars specifically aimed at children will love this ‘grown up’ pair.
The price makes them very competitive with other binoculars for children and they have excellent reviews. The small size makes them ideal for little hands and they come with a neck strap and padded case.
Buy these binoculars from Amazon now : 7dayshop Binoculars – Compact 10×25 DCF (Black & Silver) – TOP QUALITY GLASS OPTICS. With Case and Neck Strap
Try Before You Buy
If you are unsure whether you little one would enjoy binoculars or not see if you can go to a reserve that hires out packs for children. Many RSPB and Widlife Trust reserves will lend little ones a pair of binoculars, quite often with a field guide/ bug hunting guide. This is an ideal way to help children experience nature.