Parents pay attention to their children spending quality time outside playing with friends or enjoying nature. This is healthier for the kids than spending the day in front of the TV or computer and passively consume. A good pair of kids binoculars may help to inspire children for outdoor activities and create curiosity and interest for wildlife and nature.
Whether it’s bird or nature watching, spotting wildlife or sports – it is very important that you select the correct binoculars for your child. Most binoculars are made specifically for adults, so it is not easy to find binoculars which are suitable for children.
The Eye Distance or “Interpupillary Distance” refers to both the distance of the two eyepieces in the binocular and the distance of the pupil in humans. This distance is always adjustable in binoculars, there is a minimum and a maximum value. It is important that the minimum pupil distance of the binoculars is less than or equal to the distance of the child’s eye’s.
Large magnification is not always best for kids. Actually, the lower the magnification, the better the child is able to deal with binoculars, because high magnification binoculars require a calm and steady hand. Magnification of 8x or below are most suitable for children binoculars.
The lower the magnification the wider becomes the field of view. Binoculars with higher magnifications have a more zoomed in and much narrower field of view, requiring a calm hand. Stay below a magnification of 8x then the field of view will be more suitable for children and it’s easier to handle the binoculars.
Buying quality kid’s binoculars is important, not only in terms of robustness. Cheap binoculars may smell of plastic and could be made of hazardous materials. Rely on well-known brands when purchasing binoculars for children.
Remember, toy binoculars are just that: Toys, they may not be really suitable for outdoor activities. If you want to get your child interested in nature and wildlife watching get a good quality pair of binoculars.
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