GeoSafari® Jr. Talking Microscope™
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Slide into learning!

Slide into learning!

Item #8800  | Ages 5-8
$42.99
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Slide into learning!
 
3.8

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Educational (18)
  • Interactive (16)
  • Easy to play (13)
  • Fun (13)
  • Entertaining (12)

Cons

  • Boring (3)

Best Uses

  • Children (14)
  • Family (10)
  • Home (7)
  • Adults (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent (21), Educator (5), Education oriented (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (14), No (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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.

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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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5.0

Great gift, daughter really enjoys it!

By KC

from Detroit, MI

About Me Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Can Withstand Use
  • Easy To Play
  • Educational
  • Entertaining
  • Fun
  • Interactive
  • Thought Provoking

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Children
    • Family

    Comments about Slide into learning!:

    This toy is awesome! Its very child friendly and actually works as designed. Keep a separate baggy nearby for the slides!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    Comment on this review

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    fun until we lost all the slides

    By karen

    from tx

    About Me Child Care Provider, Parent

    Pros

    • Can Withstand Use
    • Easy To Play
    • Educational
    • Interactive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Children

      Comments about Slide into learning!:

      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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      great for 5 and 6 year old

      By Jess

      from valley falls ny

      About Me Child Care Provider, Parent

      Pros

      • Can Withstand Use
      • Easy To Play
      • Educational
      • Entertaining
      • Fun
      • Interactive
      • Thought Provoking

      Cons

      • The Slide Holder Is Hard

      Best Uses

        Comments about Slide into learning!:

        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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

         
        3.0

        Love this product but ......

        By prek teacher

        from crestview, Florida

        Pros

        • Educational
        • Entertaining
        • Interactive

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Slide into learning!:

            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.

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            4.0

            My boys love it

            By missy

            from dayton,ohio

            About Me Parent

            Pros

            • Can Withstand Use
            • Easy To Play
            • Educational
            • Entertaining
            • Fun
            • Interactive
            • Thought Provoking

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adults
              • Children
              • Family

              Comments about Slide into learning!:

              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

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Slides

              By Science Geek

              from Knoxville, Tn

              About Me Parent

              Pros

              • Educational

              Cons

              • Boring

              Best Uses

              • Children

              Comments about Slide into learning!:

              Hello,
              Great Product, but no where on your websight can I find replacement slides. Would be nice if there was additional slides as well.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              Comment on this review

               
              2.0

              Light stopped working!

              By SadMama

              from Oneida, NY

              About Me Parent

              Pros

              • Fun
              • Interactive

              Cons

              • Poor Quality

              Best Uses

              • Adults
              • Children
              • Family

              Comments about Slide into learning!:

              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.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              More slides!!

              By Grammy

              from Omaha, NE

              About Me Grandparent

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • One Set Of Slides

              Best Uses

              • Children

              Comments about Slide into learning!:

              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,

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Need more slides and storage

              By mom of four

              from West Tennessee

              About Me Educator, Parent, Thrifty

              Pros

              • Can Withstand Use
              • Easy To Play
              • Educational
              • Entertaining
              • Fun
              • Interactive
              • Thought Provoking

              Cons

              • Needs more slides
              • Place Order Lost Slides

              Best Uses

              • Family

              Comments about Slide into learning!:

              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.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Needs more slide sets!

              By Music Mama

              from Kent, WA

              About Me Homeschool parent

              Pros

              • Can Withstand Use
              • Easy To Play
              • Educational
              • Interactive

              Cons

              • Limited To 12 Bug Slides

              Best Uses

              • Children
              • Family

              Comments about Slide into learning!:

              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.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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