Out and about

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 12 February, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 12 February, 2012, 12:00am


Stars in their eyes

Designed for children aged eight and up, the Esa Telescope 225X is powerful enough for children to see close-up action in the sky. The telescope comes with a zoom lens of 15x to 225x, a finder and a 300mm telescopic tube to aid visibility, as well as an adjustable tripod. HK$699 at ItsImagical, Ocean Terminal, unit G29-34, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2375 6020

Creepy crawly close-up

This two-way microscope is designed for young ones beginning to develop an interest in the outdoor environment. Children can examine bugs above and below from under the lens, and measure them against a ruler scale. The microscope includes two plastic bugs to get them started. HK$180 at early learning centre, Mega Box, units 4-6, Level 9, Square 5, 38 Wang Chiu Rd, Kowloon Bay, tel: 2359 0018

Vibrant vision

Based on children's interactive galleries at the Science Museum in London, the My Light Discovery Set encourages an early exploration of science in a fun way. The periscope is designed to be stacked and restacked, altering the order of the colours so children can experience the different effects they have against each, as well as the impact light makes on colour throughout the day. HK$180 at Bumps to Babes, units 14-18, 21/F Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing St, Ap Lei Chau, tel: 2552 5000

Bundled up joy

A padded jacket will keep warm those babies that are too young to be hands-on with the outdoors. This one is from the Pure Love collection by Natures Purest, which is designed for newborn and very young babies. Like all items in the collection, the jacket is made from a blend of natural cotton and silk that allows skin to breathe while offering soft protection from the elements. HK$498 at Natures Purest, shop A105, Phase III, New Town Plaza, Sha Tin, tel: 2608 1466