smallscopefanLeo
(sage)
03/16/13 11:44 AM
Re: What to get a 1st grader

I think a funscope /firstscope 76mm is a fantastic idea as well. Also consider a baby-dob Orion 'Goscope'
http://www.telescope.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=102397 70mm
http://www.telescope.com/Telescopes/Refractor-Telescopes/Refractor-Telescopes... 80mm
refractor variant if the budget can stretch a bit more, that way it can be a bit more practical for observing nature during the daylight hours with as well (which we are invariably getting more and more of as we speak ).

And a nice small lightweight binocular with close enough IP distance is a great idea too, perhaps a scope AND binocular? Or is that spoiling too much .. perhaps spread it out and give some now, some at a later date.

And don't forget the books of course, my goodness! There are so many. Here is a potential one among the zillions to get you started browsing what's out there
http://www.amazon.com/National-Geographic-Little-First-Space/dp/1426310145/re... ...
That would be the second most important part (I tend to fixate on gear though first and foremost, sorry), second most after your time and energy, as John mentioned above!

I wish someone did this for me when I was a tot, lucky niece!!



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