For Budding Naturalists: Bugs & Dinosaurs

Insect Lore Creature Peeper
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Bugs: One of our grandkiddos is especially crazy about bugs -- has been since she could squeeze ants between her chubby thumb and forefinger. Here are some of the gifts she picked for her new baby sister for homecoming and for the holidays:
These two siblings are all set up for some fun times together. It was a kick to help big sister pick out things "herself."She's off to a good start learning that there's lots of fun to be had in "giving" for the holidays -- it's not just about the getting!
Here's what I'm considering for big sister so far:
          (48 pieces)
Melissa & Doug Deluxe Bug Jug Fill & Spill Soft Baby Toy
Fill N Spill
          (Two-Disc Collector's Edition)
          (with Audio CD)
    Bug Zoo (brand new) 

Dinosaur Roar (Book & CD)

Dinosaurs: Babies love the sing song rhymes of Boynton's board book and the colorful Melissa & Doug chunky puzzle pieces are toys in themselves -- my eight-month-old grand-daughter and I play hide and seek with them.

For the Boardbook Set (6-18 months):

Dinosaur BonesFor Toddlers  (9-24 months):

For Pre-Schoolers (2-4):

For K-2 (Emergent Readers):
        (60 pieces)
Comment below on any products you can recommend for budding naturalists!