GeoSafari has made such a cute, and durable My First Telescope. The first thing I noticed about it was how simple it was to put together. It comes in two pieces, and the Telescope has a vertical lock knob to attach to the Tripod.
What makes it nice is the Center of the tripod has supports so that the legs stay up on their own and only when you want it to collapse it does for storage. Both my 5 year old son, and my 6 year old nephew had fun looking for animals in the trees that were about 100 feet away. The extra large eye pieces and google shape made it easy for them to use the telescope, and it moved around easily from the horizontal knob feature.
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Disclaimer: I received product for free for my opinion, all images are my own. Check them out, it's a really fun telescope for the littles.