With the warm summer weather and beautiful green flora come creepy crawly “friends”… bugs!  Bees, caterpillars, ants, butterflies, spiders, and ladybugs fill our yard.  And Emma is completely fascinated with them!

Well, fascinated… and a bit nervous.

I decided that a good way to combat that nervousness and maybe prevent a future bug phobia was to get up close and personal with the bugs in our yard.  So we pulled out this awesome set of Big View Bug Jars and the Explorer’s Set from Learning Resources and began our bug-hunting adventure!

Does this look like fun or what?  Those colorful jars are the perfect size for studying bugs up close!

But first… you have to catch them!  So off we went in search of a bug.  Emma used this magnifying glass and a pair of giant tweezers from the Early Science Explorer’s Set to achieve this.  :)

Funny how they’re hard to find when you’re looking for them.  But when you don’t want them… oh yes, they’re there!  Our first victim was an ant, because they are the easiest for us to find.  They love our patio.

We found a nice fat one:

This is such a great way for kids to get as close as they’ve always wanted to without having to touch them!  And thanks to the air holes, the bugs aren’t suffocating while being analyzed.

The ladybug wings on the lid pop open, revealing a clear, magnifying glass top that magnifies 3.5x.

The cap screws on and off easily and the entire jar is made of a very durable plastic.

These items from Learning Resources are a terrific find for outdoor preschool play and young scientific discoveries!  Their bright colors and ease of use make them toddler and preschooler-friendly. Very much recommended!

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You can buy the Early Science Explorer’s Set for $6.99 and the Big View Bug Jars (set of 6) for $35.99 at Learning Resources.

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Giveaway will be closed on August 12, 2011 at midnight PST and winner notified by email.  Winner will then have 48 hours to reply to my email or I will have to re-draw another winner.  Good luck, everyone!

I received the products reviewed in this post courtesy of Learning Resources so that I could share our thoughts and experiences with it.  This post is 100% my own opinion, thoughts, and experiences, and was not edited or reviewed by anyone.  I do not feel obligated to write a positive review – I’ll always share my honest thoughts on products!  :)



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