The small, lightweight, durable binoculars offer magnification at six times the power of the naked eye. They are sized for small faces and feature rubberized grips, a wrist strap and a carrying case. Kids can watch birds in a nest, squirrels in the trees, or mom heading into the backyard to bring them another bowl of popcorn. “Specialty toy stores look for products that provide kids with fun, lasting and educational experiences. The Explorer Ops Binoculars are playful and practical — they motivate kids to go outdoors and explore nature or create their own imaginative play scenarios,” Kim Bratcher of Wild Planet told TDmonthly. The product received a 2007 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio “Best Toy Award” Gold Seal. Launch date: March 2007.