My kids love PBS Kids. I also love the educational programming provided by the network. I was therefore super excited when recently offered the opportunity to review the Look and Learn Birds and Look and Learn Insects kits from PBS Kids in exchange for my honest opinion. I am always looking for new educational materials to use while homeschooling my children. Both my kiddos love bugs and birds at the moment, so the new Look and Learn kits could not have arrived at a better time.
Price and Design
The Look and Learn kits from PBS Kids currently cost $19.99 each. Look and Learn Birds and Look and Learn Insects are both available on Amazon. Each kit comes with a 64-page book, ID list, and activity poster. Birds also comes with binoculars and Insects with a magnifier jar. The kits come nicely packaged in a cardboard tray with a clear plastic top. I plan to store both my kits in the original packaging to keep the parts neatly organized.
Look and Learn Birds
My toddler son in particular loves birds, but my daughter is also interested in our winged friends. Look and Learn Birds from PBS Kids offers a simple, fun, fully-illustrated introduction to birds that comes packaged with kid-friendly binoculars to encourage little learners to explore the natural world. The 64-page book contains bright, informative photos and simple tips for spotting and identifying common birds. The portable laminated list of common North American birds makes hunting for birds while out on walks easy, and the activity poster encourages observation and creativity. The pair of easy-to-use binoculars makes spotting feathered friends super simple for even the youngest children.
As part of our homeschool science lessons, my daughter and I are starting a unit on birds in the next few weeks. The Look and Learn Birds kit from PBS Kids is a perfect addition to my lessons. The book is full of beautiful photos and illustrations that are perfect for kids aged 4 and older. My daughter has been reading on her own for about six months now, and she can already read a lot of the text by herself. My toddler son also loves looking at all the pictures of the birds. The laminated ID list is super handy for identifying the birds that my kids and I can see right from our front window. The full-color poster will make a great educational activity during one of our upcoming homeschool lessons on birds. Finally, my daughter is super excited about the binoculars. She loves peering through our front picture window, trying to spot birds and other animals around the neighborhood. My son also loves copying his sister with the easy-to-use binoculars. Overall my kids and I are super excited about the PBS Kids Look and Learn Birds kit!
Look and Learn Insects
My son is all boy in his love of insects. Not to be outdone by her little brother, my daughter has also developed a recent interest in all things creepy crawly. Look and Learn Insects from PBS Kids offers a simple, fully-illustrated introduction to insects that comes packaged with a magnifier jar to encourage kids to explore and better understand the natural world. The 64-page book contains colorful photos and simple tips for identifying common insects. The portable laminated list of common insects makes identifying local bugs easier for little learners. The activity poster encourages observation and creativity. The collapsible magnifier jar allows kids an up-close look at the insects found on nature walks.
The PBS Kids Look and Learn Insects kit is a perfect addition to my upcoming homeschool lesson on bugs. Both my toddler son and kindergartener daughter love looking at all the full-color pictures and insects in the book. My daughter, who reads at a second or third grade level already, can read most of the text on her own. She loves reading about various bugs to her little brother. The laminated ID list is great for figuring out the insects that my kids and I find in our yard and gardens. Both my kids really love using the collapsible magnifier jar. We can capture bugs from outside and check out the little critters up close and personal. Overall I am extremely pleased with the Look and Learn Insects kit from PBS Kids!
I have always been a fan of PBS Kids, and I love the new Look and Learn Birds and Look and Learn Insects sets from the company. Each kit comes with a 64-page book, ID list, and activity poster. Birds also comes with binoculars and Insects with a magnifier jar. Both my kids love reading the books while learning about birds and bugs. My daughter can already read much of the text. The laminated ID lists are handy for identifying the critters that my kids and I encounter while outside. The full-color posters make great educational activities during out homeschool lessons. If you are searching for new educational materials to use with your child, I highly recommend Look and Learn Birds and Look and Learn Insects from PBS Kids.
Exploring Birds and Insects with PBS Kids Look and Learn Kits © 2016 Heather Johnson
PBS Kids Look and Learn Birds and Look and Learn Insects © 2016 Heather Johnson
Look and Learn Birds © 2016 Heather Johnson
Cover of Look and Learn Birds Book © 2016 Heather Johnson
Inside Look and Learn Birds Books © 2016 Heather Johnson
Look and Learn Birds ID List © 2016 Heather Johnson
Look and Learn Birds Activity Poster © 2016 Heather Johnson
Look and Learn Birds Binoculars © 2016 Heather Johnson
Look and Learn Insects © 2016 Heather Johnson
Cover of Look and Learn Insects Book © 2016 Heather Johnson
Inside Look and Learn Insects Books © 2016 Heather Johnson
Look and Learn Insects ID List © 2016 Heather Johnson
Look and Learn Insects Activity Poster © 2016 Heather Johnson
Look and Learn Insects Magnifier Jar © 2016 Heather Johnson