I want to give you three steps for how to use binoculars with your kids.
1. Location, Location, Location
The first step is to choose a good location where you can watch animals. You’ll need to find a place where you can see trees or bushes or water or flowers because these are the types of natural objects that are going to attract animals to come to them. If you’re in the city and don’t have trees and bushes and water nearby, then you can look for places where animals might perch because a lot of birds will perch on top of city buildings or on window ledges.
The second step is to stay quiet, but this of course depends on how close you are to the animals that you’ll be watching. If you’re far enough away, noise probably won’t bother them, but if you’re going to watch animals that are only 20 to 30 feet away or even closer, then you’ll definitely need to stay quiet and stay still so that they don’t get scared away.
3. Take Your Time
The third step is to take your time. Animals will come and go, and sometimes they might spend a while in one spot, and other times they might just land for a moment and then fly away again. The more time you take to observe the habits of these animals, the more you will learn about them.
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