Reviewed by Michelle
With most of us watching out for our environment now-a-days, it is extremely important that we do what we can, when we can. I love the brand HAPE as they focus on this very much, so as you can imagine, I was very excited to be trailing this out, especially with the grandchildren and what a great way to get children away from technology by getting out in the fresh air and exploring.
This was light and easy to hold, making it very good for little hands and it is also very easy to grip a hold of.
Living in a very remote village, it is great for us and the grandchildren to go out and explore. We have friends that have land and have always been very happy and ok with us to play on it. So, we went about on an adventure. 4 hours later, now that says something. The grandchildren loved it, taking it in turns to hide and see what they could find. We get a lot of bird of prey flying around and it gives the ability for the children to have a slightly closer look than without it. I do have to point out though that the lens is not of great quality, it is plastic and makes for viewing slightly blurry and distorted, however, it is for children and it is all about them having fun, adventure and seeing things in a way they would not otherwise be able to see, so do not let that put you off.
On the box, it says you are able to peak through rabbit holes and bird holes. Whilst we did not find any rabbit holes, we have lots of bird box’s in our garden, so we set off to see what we could find. We knew there was nothing in them as to not disturb but it was a great way for the children to have a look.
I love a toy that encourages sensory discover and the periscope does this in so many ways. Whilst they can look through it, it helps them to discover other senses such as touch, feel and hear.
1 x periscope with wrist strap
MEASUREMENTS OF THE PERISCOPE
5.7cm L x 5.7 W x 30cm H
2.24” L x 2.24” W x 12” H
45mm x 57mm x 300mm
PRICE AND WHERE TO BUY
At the time of typing my review, I found this to be an amazing price of just £9.99 with spring special FREE UK shipping. Please check their website for the usual shipping fees.
You can purchase the New HAPE Hide and Seek Periscope direct from UK HAPE by clicking on the following link; https://uk.hape.com/hide-and-seek-periscope-e5569
NATURE DETECTIVE SET
This 2 piece kit is fantastic.
The magnifying glass zooms in 4 times, making it great for zooming in on bugs and insects close up. The edge of the magnifying glass is made of a very strong and robust plastic which makes it easy to hold and grip on to.
This kit comes with a whistle which is two toned, it is a great and fun way to use when others are walking around trying to find something and you have, just sound the whistle and watch everyone come to you. The kids loved it and praised each child when they found something, even if it was a stone sometimes lol.
At the time of typing my review, I found this to be an amazing price of just £7.99 with spring special FREE UK shipping. Please check their website for the usual shipping fees.
You can purchase the HAPE Nature Detective Kit direct from UK HAPE by clicking on the following link; https://uk.hape.com/nature-detective-set-e5570
Overall, the above items are a great way to get children to interact, learn and investigate.
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE THE PRODUCTS – Information taken from box
Bamboo is also clever, because it renews itself in a natural way, over and over again, By the time you have this toy in your hand, the bamboo used to make it has already grown back. WOW, something I never knew and had to google to find out more. I done this with the children, we spent ages looking, learning and talking about it. The plastic is also made from green PE (this is the plant plastic derived from sugarcane).
I particularly love the colours the periscope and the nature detective set have to offer. The colours shout out vibrant, loud and bright and they are a great way to keep any child engaged in the whilst playing. The colours are as follows:-
Bright orange wrist strap
GOOD TO KNOW
Made from sustainable plant plastic
Made from sustainable bamboo
Each of the periscope, magnifying glass and whistle comes with a strong a sturdy wrist band. Just pop it over the wrist to avoid dropping it
From aged 3 and upwards
4/5. I would definitely recommend getting any of the above as it encourages outdoor play. It is fun and exciting for any child who like to explore.
It is not quite a 5/5 due to the plastic lease making viewing blurry and distorted, however, remember, it is for a child from the age of 3 upwards and they will enjoy it no matter what.
We all love social media and what with most of us on it now-a-days, I was really pleased to see just how much HAPE have taken to the social media side of things. I have provided the links to all their pages, apps and websites.
Website (UK):- https://uk.hape.com
Online Form:- https://uk.hape.com/contact/
Telephone:- Could not find one
Address:- Could not find one