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Educational Insights Geosafari Jr. My First Microscope

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CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Designed by a scientist and mother of two preschoolers, GeoSafari Jr. My First Microscope allows kids to see magnified hidden worlds with ease! This fully functional microscope is a real tool with a range of magnification (2.5x - 8x) designed with a preschooler in mind. Magnified views can be challenging for little ones to understand, so by starting with the 2.5x view (with the focusing knob turned as far away from your child as it will go), your preschooler can orient herself to the item she's viewing, and as she turns the focusing knob towards herself, she can gradually pull away to an 8x view. The wide field of view of these lower magnifications is critical to little ones' understanding. My First Microscope also features two extra-large eyepieces (no need to close one eye!) and a chunky, kid-sized focusing knob. A bright LED with easy push-button action lights up details for even more discoveries. Requires 3 AAA batteries (not included).

The Educational Insights Geosafari Jr. My First Microscope Features:
  • Even preschoolers can see a magnified hidden world with ease, thanks to 2 extra-large eye-pieces and a chunky, kid-sized focusing knob!

  • Examine everything from a rock to a penny, stamp, or leaf in magnified 3-D with this fully functional dissecting microscope!

  • Encourages an early love of scientific investigation and discovery!

  • Features 8x magnification, simple focusing knobs, LED light for enhanced viewing, non-skid feet, and sample tray

  • Requires 3 AAA batteries (not included)

Features

  • Even preschoolers can see a magnified hidden world with ease, thanks to 2 extra-large eye-pieces and a chunky, kid-sized focusing knob!
  • Examine everything from a rock to a penny, stamp, or leaf in magnified 3-D with this fully functional dissecting microscope!
  • Encourages an early love of scientific investigation and discovery!
  • Features 8x magnification, simple focusing knobs, LED light for enhanced viewing, non-skid feet, and sample tray
  • Requires 3 AAA batteries (not included)

Additional Info

122235

0490ADAA

086002051127

5112

1.1 pounds

10.0 x 7.3 x 6.0

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Average Customer Rating:

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Educational Insights Geosafari Jr. My First Microscope
 
4.6

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (26)
  • Educational (23)
  • Engaging (23)
  • Interactive (18)
  • Lots of fun (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Young children (23)
  • Indoor (16)
  • Entertainment (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Education oriented (16), Working parent (15), Parent of two or more children (14), First time parent (7), Grandparent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (17), No (10)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

We Love it!

Preschool and Kindergarten kids are naturally curious about the world and what lives in it. Help your child get excited about learning with the GeoSafari® Jr. My First Microscope. This microscope can...Read complete review

Preschool and Kindergarten kids are naturally curious about the world and what lives in it. Help your child get excited about learning with the GeoSafari® Jr. My First Microscope. This microscope can magnify any small object- flat or dimensional- at 8x. This is a real working microscope made just for little hands.

It is designed specifically for kids, so it is built with rounded edges, big buttons and a large knob. Adisyn and my niece Dezi loves to find items to magnify throughout the yard and house. I love that she can hold it securely without it slipping away from her.

It has an extra large eye piece so that she can see what she is viewing without squinting. It also has a large push-button light to help her see more clearly (3 AAA batteries are required to work the light). She feels so important being able to use a science tool all by herself.

The magnification at 8x is perfect for her. We can study and learn about different textures of the outside and inside world. Whether it's buttons, bugs, blades of grass, flower seeds, small rocks, coins, etc. We've had a blast exploring in our own backyard, such a new experience for her.

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Most Helpful Critical Review

 

good for small kids

What I like about this product is what you see is what you get. There aren't many bells and whistles which makes a small child able to use it very easily. My son is...Read complete review

What I like about this product is what you see is what you get. There aren't many bells and whistles which makes a small child able to use it very easily. My son is 3 and was able to figure it out with no problem, but got bored with it pretty quick. It's basically like binoculars on there making the items bigger. Not really anywhere near microscopic, and if he was 4 he'd be way to old for this. As a first microscope for a young child though I think it's perfect.

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4.0

I would buy this again.

By Amanda

from Easton, PA

About Me Parent

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Play
  • Educational
  • Entertaining
  • Fun
  • Interactive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Children
    • Family

    Comments about Educational Insights Geosafari Jr. My First Microscope:

    My 3-year old daughter loves to use this and pretend to be a scientist!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    Two-year-old precocious grandson will love it!

    By null

    from undisclosed

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    Comments about Educational Insights Geosafari Jr. My First Microscope:

    Two-year-old precocious grandson will love it!

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    5.0

    I would defiitely buy this again!

    By Bec

    from Dallas

    About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Entertaining
    • Great Value
    • Realistic

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Creative Development

      Comments about Educational Insights Geosafari Jr. My First Microscope:

      My granddaughter is five and very much into Science and Nature. Our initial test has us very excited about going outside and collecting items to view.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      Science is fun!

      By Cinzia

      from NJ

      About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Educational
      • Engaging
      • Interactive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Young Children

        Comments about Educational Insights Geosafari Jr. My First Microscope:

        We received this in exchange for my honest review. I was excited to get my 4 year old daughter started in the science field. Kids are naturally curious and love to learn. The microscope is easy to use and I am comfortable letting her walk around with it. It's solid plastic. It's brightly colored with all the basic parts of a regular microscope - lens, light, knob, etc. Children look through with both eyes and that's very helpful for little ones. The stage is big enough to place objects on it. I was struggling a little with what to have her look at. I was overthinking it. We tried a leaf and a few toys within reach. After she understood what to do she choose other objects to look at. I'm always happy to see when she randomly goes to her microscope to look at something. This is a fun first microscope and would make a cute gift for a boy or girl.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Cool, fun toy!

        By Q. Tran

        from Minneapolis, MN

        About Me Education Oriented, First Time Parent, Working Parent

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Educational
        • Engaging
        • Interactive
        • Lots of Fun

        Cons

        • Magnification could be better

        Best Uses

        • Entertainment
        • Indoor
        • Young Children

        Comments about Educational Insights Geosafari Jr. My First Microscope:

        My 3.5 yr old daughter loved this out of the box! She started putting her little pet shop animals on it and used it as a house. Lo and behold, I showed her we could do so much more with it! We started to view her little pet shop toys under the microscope and she thought it was very neat. Little scientific tools like these for toddlers are precious, in my opinion. It's a great way to encourage their inquisitive minds to go exploring. My 7 year old niece liked to play with it as well and if anything liked it even more than my daughter. We found a dead boxelder bug in the house and placed it in the microscope and they were fascinated looking at it under the microscope.

        Rating: 4.5 stars
        Pros: Simple to use, educational, reasonably sturdy construction, good toy to use with other toys
        Cons: Magnification could be better

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Genius

        By NMomma

        from La Mirada

        About Me Education Oriented, First Time Parent, Working Parent

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Educational
        • Engaging
        • Interactive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Entertainment
          • Indoor
          • Older Children
          • Young Children

          Comments about Educational Insights Geosafari Jr. My First Microscope:

          We are really enjoying his microscope. I love watching my son take his toy cars and examine them under the microscope. The microscope encourages exploration and discovery. When he finds something interesting, he will call mom or dad to also take a look. I enjoy the interaction the microscope toy allows for us to have as a family as well as allowing mom and dad to encourage more discovery. I hope it also grows him in focused time to sit still and he studies his toys under the microscope.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          A great purchase to inspire budding young scientists!

          By Katie Marsico

          from Elmhurst, IL

          About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent, Working Parent

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Educational
          • Engaging
          • Interactive
          • Lots of Fun

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoor
            • Young Children

            Comments about Educational Insights Geosafari Jr. My First Microscope:

            A few years ago, I bought a different brand of "child" microscope, and it turned out to be WAY too complex--both in terms of assembly and use. Not the case with this product. Assembly is literally as simple as inserting batteries, and my three-year-old was INDEPENDENTLY having a blast in no time. She's examined leaves, coins--even Barbie shoes! Plus, my six year old didn't consider it too babyish to try out, which is a definite plus when you're hoping to get the best use out of a toy and/or educational product in a large family. All in all, this is a great way to get kids interested in science from an early age!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            4.0

            Good introductory microscope

            By TJ44

            from Los Angeles

            About Me Education Oriented, First Time Parent, Working Parent

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to transport
            • Educational
            • Engaging
            • Interactive
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Entertainment
              • Indoor
              • Special Needs
              • Travel
              • Young Children

              Comments about Educational Insights Geosafari Jr. My First Microscope:

              I like that it is lightweight so it's easy to carry around. We will start bringing it with us to the park so she can look for bugs, grass, sticks, etc. I also like that no batteries are required - only if you want to use the light. I think overall this is a good toy for a young toddler to get introduced to science.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              4.0

              Sturdy and Toddler-friendly

              By EAH

              from Houston, TX

              About Me Education Oriented, First Time Parent, Stay At Home Parent

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Educational
              • Engaging
              • Interactive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Older Children
                • Young Children

                Comments about Educational Insights Geosafari Jr. My First Microscope:

                We received this toy in exchange for our opinion and review, but I would have purchased it regardless. My two year old daughter has already been all around the living room finding decorative sticks and acorns to "check out" under the microscope, and has plans to bring it to the backyard after her nap. I wasn't sure that she would understand how to look through the two lenses, but it was very intuitive and she picked it up almost immediately. The orange knobs that control the distance of the microscope from the object are very toddler-friendly, as she can continue to turn the knob past it's stopping point and it just clicks (which she thinks is fun), without showing any sign of breaking. This toy is very well-designed and will continue to be fun as she gets older.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                Perfect for your budding scientist

                By FiVo

                from Redondo Beach

                About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Educational
                • Engaging
                • Lots of Fun

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Entertainment
                  • Indoor
                  • Young Children

                  Comments about Educational Insights Geosafari Jr. My First Microscope:

                  My 5 year old loves this product. My 2 year old has not been able to break it either! We are planning a beach trip to pick up shells and other ocean debris to closer inspect under the microscope. It was super easy to set up and get going. I also think this will be a great birthday gift for friends children. Super fun, affordable but also educational.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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