Satchel loves BUGS and is thoroughly enjoying the GeoSafari Field Explorer Kit by Educational Insights a division of Learning Resources. It includes a bug magnifying jar, a handy little tool with all sorts of gadgets including a magnet to test soil for iron...
as well as a small pair of binoculars with built in compass.
The binoculars came in handy recently as Satch and his dad spied on an enormous Turkey Vulture from our third floor window.
This nifty toy indulges Satchel's interest in robots AND insects. The robotic Hexbug changes direction when it walks into something or when there is a loud noise.
We built a maze with his marble track and watched the critter find it's way through.
Honey: A Gift from Nature is a beautifully illustrated story about where honey comes from.
They're really crustaceans! I'm a Pill Bug is an amusing look at the life of the Pill Bug.
In Front of the Ant is a little book that gives the reader a bug's eye view of the word through extreme close up photography. (This one made me a little itchy)