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GeoSafari® Talking Microscope™
(based on 26 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
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Additional Slide Sets?
This is a great introduction to microscopes and how to use them. However, it only has 1 slide set of 12 slides, all insects, and you cannot buy additional slide sets. Also,...Read complete review
This is a great introduction to microscopes and how to use them. However, it only has 1 slide set of 12 slides, all insects, and you cannot buy additional slide sets. Also, the slides are pictures which is okay for younger children but you need to develop more slides of items other than insects...flower petals, corn husks, wheat...have some plant slides, household item slides, etc.
Most Liked Negative Review
seems like fun
It seems like a great gift and my son was really excited, but ours came without the slides and as it is a gift I don't want to mention it - so right now...Read complete review
It seems like a great gift and my son was really excited, but ours came without the slides and as it is a gift I don't want to mention it - so right now there is not much we can do with it.
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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
fun until we lost all the slides
About Me Child Care Provider, Parent
Comments about GeoSafari® Jr. Talking Microscope™:
love this microscope, but if you lose the slides then its no fun my son just holds it now because there are no slides, i wish i could order replacement slides.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Hi Karen,We're so happy to hear you and your son love our GeoSafari® Jr. Talking Microscope™. Please contact our customer service team for help with replacement slides. They can be reached at 1-800-995-4436 or email@example.com.
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great for 5 and 6 year old
from valley falls ny
Are there more slides for different bugs that you can buy as a kit? I really like the product but wish the slide holding container was made of stiffer plastic and easier to open and close for little hands. other then that I am happy with this item as a gift.
Love this product but ......
By prek teacher
from crestview, Florida
Between three teachers at the center that I work at we have these for our science centers for the preschoolers. But over time the slides have managed to disappear. Is there any option in replacing these.
My boys love it
About Me Parent
My boys are 11 and 5 years old they loved the microscope but they have last the slides and i cant find them in any stores but over all they love it
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
By Science Geek
from Knoxville, Tn
Hello,Great Product, but no where on your websight can I find replacement slides. Would be nice if there was additional slides as well.
Light stopped working!
from Oneida, NY
My daughter used her microscope for 15 minutes and now the light won't turn on. She is very upset! I don't see any way to get inside to replace a bulb or anything either. Very disappointing.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
from Omaha, NE
About Me Grandparent
This is a great toy! The two complaints I have are: don't put the speaker on the bottom and PLEASE make more slides for this toy! Once they go through all the slides they want new ones to go through...plants, more bugs, etc. PLEASE MAKE MORE SLIDES FOR THIS TOY,
Need more slides and storage
By mom of four
from West Tennessee
About Me Educator, Parent, Thrifty
This is a great gift but didn't take long to get through and discuss the slides and the fun just stopped till the next child gets old enough. But it was a a super gift for the first few days. Lost some of the slides would love to purchase a replacement.
Merchant response: Glad you love the Takling Microscope and we hear you crystal clear about the slides. You can put other found objects under the scope and check them out, though - try leaves, feathers, a strand of hair, postage stamp...
Needs more slide sets!
By Music Mama
from Kent, WA
About Me Homeschool parent
Although I feel this is a fantastic product, is well made and the kids love to use it, I am VERY sad that GeoSafari did not make other slide sets for this talking microscope. The kids have done all the slides that came with it so many times, it would sure be wonderful if there were other slide sets available about other topics, that we could purchase.
Merchant response: Music Mama, you're not alone. We've heard from fans far and wide that they'd like more slides and will definitely incorporate that capability into our future products. Thank you for taking the time to let us know.
Great educational gift!!
By The Santiagos
from Brooklyn, NY
This gift was given to my 7 yr old stepson from his grandparents for christmas. Not only did he have fun with this, but me and his father did as well!! We all learned alot about bugs with this game. You can learn some quick facts about the different bugs (there were alot of varieties of bugs in the slides) then take the quiz afterwards. Or just learn the facts or just take the quiz. Very educational game! Highly recommended!
Merchant response: Thanks, Santiago family, for such a great review! We're buggy for the Talking Microscope too!
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