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Kid's Telescope - A Great Educational Toy

Updated on September 24, 2012

Beginner Telescope

One of the many ways to encourage your child to learn, whilst having fun and excitement is to introduce them to the world of astrology. A kid’s telescope will provide all the entertainment your child and probably family could wish for. A beginner telescope will provide an interactive and educational playground for children and adults alike.

This can be a great way to re-introduce some common ground for yourself and child as they grow older, which can often seem to slip away as they get their own interests. Having a shared hobby with your child is great for bonding.

Kid’s telescopes are highly accessible these days and are designed for the beginner to expert. If you are looking to purchase a beginner telescope for your child, choose something that is easy to use but that will have a good focal length (above 100mm) to produce images worth viewing. A beginner telescope may also come with a camera, this is a great additional function to capture some nighttime shots.

Many children these days have high expectations, the night sky should not disappoint. There’s plenty to see using a beginner telescope. The kid’s telescope is specifically manufactured for ease of use, allowing your child to focus on objects easily. With a child in mind they are usually lightweight and easy to move if not portable.

Beginner telescope to view the night sky

Once your child has mastered the telescope they will be able to view planets, stars, comets and galaxies. There are plenty of tools available on the internet to help map the sky as they see it and then compare with new objects that will be seen.

Your child will learn about star constellations, the solar system, the universe, galaxies and so much more. This will enhance future learning and help them become interested in just one of the marvellous areas of science.

Astronomy is a great hobby to share with your child. Like anything new, your child will value your support in the beginning. Viewing the night sky is a special and magical experience that you stay with you both.

A kid’s telescope is a gift that will most probably have a much longer shelf life than most toys whilst providing a good source of entertainment and life-long learning.

Kid’s astronomy is a vast area with so much to learn and see. A kid’s telescope is one of the ways to encourage your child’s interest in this area. Keep them interested with visits to a Planetarium, astronomy books for kids and there’s plenty of free games and online activities to participate in.

Telescopes for Sale

Shopping locally

Finding telescopes for sale can be a little tricky, depending on where you’re looking. If you live in a large city then it shouldn’t be too difficult to locate a specialist telescope or astronomy shop. The advantage to purchasing from such places is that the staff there will be able to advise you on your purchase.

If you want to find out if there are any telescope shops in your local area then you can either look in a local business directory or of course do a search on Google for telescope shops in your local area.

If you live in a smaller town or village, then you may have trouble finding somewhere that sells telescopes locally. Do not fear however – this is where the internet comes to the rescue once again.

Having first hand advice when purchasing your first telescope is invaluable, especially if you’re not sure exactly what you’re looking for. If you are buying this instrument for your child then this may be of additional benefit as you can test out a few models and find the one best suited to your child.

The benefits of buying your first telescope locally

· Test the models available in the shop

· Expert advice from specialist staff

· Strike a deal and get a great bargain

· No postage or handling fees

· Easy to take back if necessary (make sure you check warranty and return policy)

Shopping online

If you prefer to go the online route, then eBay of Amazon can be a fantastic source of new and used telescopes. Usually the seller will have knowledge of what they’re selling so sending a quick message to them to get your questions answered is always a good idea.

There are a myriad of online retailers that sell telescopes of every size and specification. Generally the prices on offer are lower than what you’d find in a store, especially if you buy a used telescope from an auction site such as eBay. The downside to purchasing online is that you can’t test it out in the same way you could if purchasing from a shop.

When you’re looking for a place to buy online make sure that the site has some way of contacting them. This way you can get your questions answered before purchasing. Most online stores realise that customers want ‘peace of mind’ before purchasing. This involves gaining the trust of the customer. It is their best interest to provide great customer service, reasonable postage and handling charges and a decent warranty service and/or money back guarantee.

The benefits of buying a telescope online

· You will have access to more choice of telescopes for sale

· More information is available if you do enough research

· more competitive prices

· Ease of purchase – you don’t have to leave your home

When looking for a first telescope you will probably have a budget in mind. Whilst telescopes can be extremely expensive, there is plenty of choice for those looking to get started in astronomy without wanting blow their life savings. If cost is a big factor then it is definitely a better idea to buy online rather than from a shop as the prices is much more competitive.

Wherever you choose to get your telescope from you are sure to get years of pleasure from it, watching the night skies.

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      Bingfang 3 years ago

      Hi AndrewI haven't created any hub pages yet but can see why it could be wrlhtwhioe. Too much else to do at the present time but this could come in handy in the new year.Have already set goals and this may have to be added. Will I even have time to sleep in 2011 lolThanks for all your encouragement since I began my journey this year Andrew. Much appreciated.Have a wonderful Christmas and may 2011 be all you hope for.Patricia Perth Australia Patricia recently posted..

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      Kessy 3 years ago

      Hello Monia,Thank you for letting me know that you have eyoenjd reading my blog. I am so glad it has helped you. Your friend was born under the Harvest Moon and her birth totem is the Brown Bear. Of course it doesn't stop there because we all have 9 power totems that walk with us on our journey here on Mother Earth. And then there are the Messengers who come and go to teach us important lessons. I don't know of any specific patterns for Native dresses. Will you be knittin, crocheting, or sewing the dress? You know you can always use yarns that are colored in the typical colors we see in Native American designs with any pattern. Perhaps something made from turquoise, red, and yellow? Or use the colors of the Medicine Wheel which are Red, Yellow, White, and Black. Let me know if I can help you further.

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