If you have a budding entomologist living in your home, you’ll love these ideas of tech toys for bug lovers! After all, while the presence of bugs and other pests roaming freely around your home is reason enough to call a pest management service, some bug gadgets are educational and even make beautiful additions to your home. Consider the following tech toys for bug lovers to encourage your child to love all living things, both large and small.
Ant habitats are classic tech toys for bug lovers. They are fascinating to observe, but the TVQuarium takes it up a notch. The TV-like box frames the ant habitat and provides an LED light housing to create a beautiful night light effect. The TVQuarium comes with a magnifying glass, zoom lens, and tunnel starter along with an instruction booklet and an ant order coupon.
Your child might be the type who loves to go out and catch creepy crawlies. With the bug playground, they have somewhere constructive and educational to house their insects. Send your child on the hunt for crickets, ants and beetles, but remind them to steer clear of more dangerous critters like wasps, spiders, and termites.
If you don’t want actual bugs in your home, you can still educate your little entomologist with the right reading material. On Beyond Bugs: All About Insects is a Cat in the Hat Learning Library book. It teaches readers how various insects see, smell, pollinate, and communicate with one another. It’s a fun, educational way to learn more about the insect world.
This is the least educational, but one of the most fun tech toys for bug lovers: a bug-making station that transforms shapeless goo into slimy play insects. Kids ages 8 and up enjoy choosing a bug mold, filling it with plasti-goop, and having buggy adventures all afternoon.
These little robotic critters are highly desirable tech toys for bug lovers because they interact with their environments and behave like “real” bugs. Some can flip over by themselves or respond to touch, light or sound. They come in bright colors and a variety of styles, from spider to crab to ant. There’s even a customizable habitat set for kids to allow their Hex Bugs to interact.
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