Buy it: Insect Lore Ladybug Land
For kids who enjoy watching bugs and trying to capture them, the Insect Lore Ladybug Land makes it easy and fun.
My daughter Ally, 5, loved taking care of a caterpillar last summer and watching it transform into a butterfly. So when she got the Ladybug Land, she was thrilled to try her hand at raising ladybugs.
And the Insect Lore Ladybug Land makes it so simple. Our Ladybug Land came with a coupon which allowed us to order the live ladybug larvae, shipped right to our mailbox. Then we simply opened the top of our Ladybug Land and dropped in the live larvae and food. All we had to do to maintain the ladybugs was to regularly add a few drops of water.
Each day, Ally and I watched as the larvae grew, explored the ladybug land, reached the pupa stage and hung from the dome, and eventually emerged as adult ladybugs. There is a magnifying glass built into the top of the dome, so kids can get a closer look.
Ally watched with amazement as the ladybugs went through each stage and loved dropping in raisins to feed the adult ladybugs. We ended up with seven adult ladybugs in the end.
This fun and educational toy is a great way to allow little ones to experience the wonders of nature up close.
Ally is looking forward to setting our ladybugs free in the backyard soon and can’t wait to try another of the Insect Lore kits. Who knows what creepy crawly creatures we’ll be raising next…
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