Our Best Science Toys for 4 Year Olds

Our Best Science Toys for 4 Year Olds
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Kids learn best by doing and for curious little learners, our best science toys for four-year-olds are a fun, engaging way to introduce the wonders of science through hands-on play. Designed with young children in mind, these real working tools are easy for little hands to use, and robust enough to go along on your child’s journey to scientific discovery. Let’s head off on a learning adventure! From seeing the moon to making their own yucky slime, this is our list of our best science toys for four-year-olds.

Primary Science® Lab Set

Two young children in a classroom experimenting with Learning Resources® Primary Science® Lab Set
Image – Learning Resources® Primary Science® Lab Set

Get hands-on with the wonders of chemistry and science using real science laboratory equipment made especially for kids with our Primary Science Lab Set. Early chemistry learning through doing fun experiments introduces kids to scientific concepts including observation and deductive reasoning.

Made from robust plastic this chunky, child-friendly equipment looks just like a real grown-up scientist’s and introduces children to the fascinating world of chemistry through play. The full-colour wipe-clean Activity Cards feature easy experiments that can be done at home or in the classroom.

Check out how mum Clare Minall from Mudpie Fridays put our Primary Science® Lab Set to the test for hands-on learning fun!

GeoSafari® Jr. My First Telescope

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Giving young children a telescope opens up an outer world of discovery and expands their young minds. Kid-friendly GeoSafari Jr. My First Telescope is a real working telescope developed specifically for young children to introduce basic astronomy. With 10x magnification, young children can explore the moon with this focus-free telescope. The extra-large dual eyepiece means children don’t have to close one eye to view, and the comfy goggle eyepiece guides perfect eye placement.

Yuckology! Slime Lab

A young girl plays with slime made using Learning Resources Yuckology! Slime Lab set
Image – Learning Resources Yuckology! Slime Lab

Let’s get messy and learn about chemistry! Yuckology! Slime Lab introduces kids to the science of terrifically yucky slime through child-friendly recipes made using Yuckology equipment and common household ingredients. As children measure, mix, stir and stretch their own magic slime, dough and putty, they are introduced to concepts such as measuring, observation and how ingredients can be used to make new substances. Plus using the Muck Mixer and Sludge Stirrer helps them practise fine motor skills.

Geosafari® Jr My First Microscope

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Every budding young scientist needs a microscope! GeoSafari® Jr. My First Microscope is perfect for little learners and was designed by a scientist and mum of two. Kids can view anything at up to 8x magnification. The two extra-large eyepieces mean young children can keep both eyes open, and the fixed stage holds flat and 3D objects. An LED light with easy push-button action lights up details for up-close discovery.

Picture of Learning Resources® GeoSafari® Jr My First Microscope in Pink
Image – Learning Resources® GeoSafari® Jr My First Microscope (Pink)

Mummy blogger and Early Years Practitioner Cassie from Lily’s Little Learners put the GeoSafari My First Microscope to the test. Find out what she thought here and get some great ideas on activities you and your little learner can try at home.

GeoSafari® Jr. Kidnoculars® Extreme™

A young child using Learning Resources® GeoSafari® Jr. Kidnoculars® Extreme™
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Look, listen and explore! Get children excited about discovering the great outdoors with award-winning GeoSafari® Jr. Kidnoculars Extreme, the made-for-kids binoculars that lets young explorers hear what they see.

These focus-free binoculars amplify nature and the outdoors with 3x magnification and a built-in headset. Using them to view nature is super easy. The comfy goggle with nose cut-out helps guide perfect eye placement, and the squint-free extra-large eyepiece is designed for a young child’s pupillary distance. All they need to do is pick them up and take a look.

The microphone on top amplifies audio through the cable-free built-in headset. Audio volume can be adjusted to listen in on the sounds of nature. The breakaway neck strap makes it easy for kids to grab Kidnoculars Extreme and go, and the robust design means it’s tough enough to make it through outdoor action.

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