DISCLOSURE – THIS ITEM WAS GIFTED TO THE REVIEWER FOR THE PURPOSES OF WRITING THE REVIEW. ALL THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS ARE THE REVIEWER’S OWN.
Reviewed by Michelle
Firstly, I need to point how how amazed I was to learn the first time round after reviewing a previous item from this company, that this kit is also environmentally friendly as it is made using 100% sustainable cardboard and paper, making it eco-friendly too.
Being an absolute fan of any toy that encompasses sensory and interactive play, I find it is extremely important for any child’s development.
Cognitive learning is also very important when it comes to interactive play and there is so much that can be learnt through this, including counting, imagination, observation, hand and eye co-ordination and so much more. Just let your child’s imagination run wild and you will be surprised with your help and interaction how much they can really learn from building playing with this.
This company really thought of it all, from environment to STEM play (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). FANTASTIC!
It is so easy to put together and once built, the periscope extends up to 61 centimetres (please see below for further conversations of this measurement).
One you have built the periscope, the little ones (and sometimes the adults lol) are ready to go out on an adventure. We put a list together of items that could be seen from our garden and the field behind us. This was great as there are no other properties as we felt it was important that the grandchildren knew they could not look into other peoples houses and gardens etc. We started off with 20 items and they were ticked off each time they found them. It was brilliant and they had so much fun. I got them looking for wildlife, the local sheep and horses, looking through hedgerows and before we knew it, we had been out nearly 3 hours! WOW! Not a piece of technology in sight.
The mirror is of brilliant quality and so very clear too. The view finder where the mirrors are just perfect and sits neatly and comfortably on your face. I love the fact that the mirrors come with a safety cap, what a great way to protect them from dust and dirt etc.
I absolutely love the handles that are each side of the periscope, it means you can safely and securely hold on tight whilst having a good look around. It is so lightweight and ergonomically designed that and child would love it.
Made from eco friendly and sustainable and exceptional high quality cardboard
8 Years and upwards – As it says on the company’s website, adult supervision is recommended and to be honest, it is a great way to bond, interact and create a fun way into building something together.
SKILL LEVEL AND TIME TO BUILD
The website says skill level is 3.5 out of 5 stars and takes 45 minutes but with some learning difficulties due to ADHD, it took us just over an hour
39 press-out parts
2 x high-quality mirrors
Full instructions included
Once extended the telescopic to 61cm / 24 inches / 610mm
GOOD TO KNOW
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Designed in the United Kingdom
Slot together cardboard construction that is really mess free as no glues are needed
If for any reason you need to return your item, unless damaged, you will need to pay for the return
PRICE AND WHERE TO BUY
At the time of typing my review, I found this at amazing price for just £19.99 with FREE delivery. For an extra £2.00, you can get it personalised which would be a great addition for someones birthday, Christmas present or just because you want.
You can purchase the Periscope direct from Build Your Own Kits by clicking on the following link; https://buildyourownkits.com/product/periscope/
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 Build Your Own Kits has taken to the social media side of things. I have provided the links to all their pages, apps and websites.
Online Queries:- https://buildyourownkits.com/contact-us/
Tel:- +44 (0) 23 8062 5855 (Office hours are 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday)
Whatsapp:- https://api.whatsapp.com/send?text=Periscope https://buildyourownkits.com/product/periscope/
Address:- Could not find one
An absolute must for cognitive and interactive play and most importantly, great fun with the family.