Great fun for children, this will encourage their observational skills and encourage them to take an interest in the world around them. The child can stand unnoticed behind a wall or other object and by holding the periscope to their eye, and putting the end into the open, they will be able to see what’s going on without being detected. It’s a good way to observe nature without disturbance too. It’s a well made toy, as we’ve come to expect from Hape and their commitment to sustainability is shown by the fact it is made of plant plastic and bamboo; the bamboo gives the periscope a nice feel and lightness. Compliant with international safety and quality standards, the periscope comes with a sturdy wrist strap. Not suitable for children under 5 years. It’s great for imaginative play too – they can imagine they are on a submarine, for example. A lovely traditional toy, well made and with plenty of play value.