Science journalist and presenter, Katherine Templar Lewis has teamed up with StyleNest to show us a few of her favourite learning toys for kids. As she shows us, learning about the world around us doesn’t have to be dull for little ones and with her help rainy weekends can be filled with fun and productivity.
It’s never too early to inspire your little ones with the wonders of the natural world. As we step into the new year and face a new term, Stylenest goes back to school with a roundup of 10 enchanting and educational toys.
A beautiful canvas haversack containing a top quality fossil hammer, protective goggles a magnifying lens and a Sarah Houch designed notebook. There’s also plenty of room inside for fossil finds and sandwiches. And that’s not all, also included is 1 free child ticket for a Junior Geo Fossil Hunt.
Get back to nature with this traditional flower press set, great for collecting and preserving pretty flowers to use for craft project and keepsakes. This beautifully made, traditional wooden flower press is created by French toy company Moulin Roty and will stand the test of time and small children.
Take to the high seas and let your children experiment and see for themselves how knots make perfect practical sense to sailors and pirates alike. This kit comes with practice ropes and a beautifully illustrated instruction book.
Explore the night sky alongside your little ones. Help them learn more about space, the stars and maybe even discover other worlds with this simple to use and elegant telescope. The telescope switches easily between modes helping you completely focus on the sky.
This lovely traditional terracotta birdhouse can be assembled and then painted in the brightest of colours cheer up even a winter’s garden. A perch to attract birds and the kit includes paints and painting tips.
Watch nature’s most wonderful transformations occur in your own colourful 3D jungle as creepy crawling caterpillarsturn into chrysalis and then emerge to become adult Painted Lady Butterflies ready to be realised into nature.
Star Map is a wonderful piece of wall art as well as a unique, functional, and fascinating map of the constellations. It looks wonderful in the daytime but come the night time it glows in the dark so you can see the night sky in all its beautiful glory. This glossy poster includes the signs of the zodiac and a description of each star sign.
For those who want a challenge, this beautifully crafted wooden kit will allow you to construct a scale working model of the catapult designed by one of history’s greatest minds: Leonardo Da Vinci. The 50 pieces can be assembled into a fully working scale model.
This Bird Feeding kit ticks the boxes for all age groups and is a delightful way to spend an afternoon with your children or grandchildren. It includes a fun interactive children’s kit for making feeders and cupcakes for wild birds and comes with a handy garden bird guide.
The Paperpod Rocket is a fantastic resource to encourage role-play and stimulate your child’s imagination. Your young astronauts can decorate both inside and out before zooming off to distant planets to enjoy their own space adventure.