Disclosure: I received a complimentary container of “Terra by Battat – Insects” through the Amazon Vine Program in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% my own.
My children had the opportunity to explore Dead Man’s Pond with a local watershed group. They were shown how to scoop the water to look for insects and critters that are found there. They were so curious and asked so many questions that the leaders of the group invited them to come back and explore the watershed more another day!
The “Terra by Battat – Insects” playset lets your little one explore the creepy-crawly world of insects from the comfort of home. The set comes with 60 insects, 5 of each type; Large Spider, Cricket, Scorpion, Dragonfly, Wasp, Cockroach, Ant, Ladybug, Fly, Praying Mantis, Grasshopper, Small Spider.
Each insect measures between 1.5-2.5 x 1.5-2.5 inches. The insects are creepy just like in real life, but they are not to scale.
The bugs have all been painted to help give them a realistic look. Each toy is 100% non-toxic and passes all USA, all Canadian, and even the more stringent European toxicity and safety tests.
The “Terra by Battat – Insects” set comes in a plastic container with a rope handle. The container is not very strong and cracks easily. I would suggest purchasing a small basket or tote for storage.
The animals can stand on their own, but there is some warping to the legs and wings of each insect.
The recommended age for this playset is three years and older. Please be aware that these pieces are small and could pose a choking hazard.
The toys can be used in a variety of ways, the only limitation is your imagination. My children love to take these toys into the bathtub with them. They dry easily and stay mould free because there is no place for water to get in them.
Teachers can use the “Terra by Battat” playsets in the classroom in a variety of ways. Use these figures to teach data management skills like sorting, graphing and counting. You can find counting mats on “Teachers Pay Teachers” and other sites online.
This set allows my children to explore the creepy-crawly world of insects without the fear that is often associated with bugs.