GeoSafari® Jr. BugOpticals™

GeoSafari® Jr. BugOpticals™

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Ages 3+
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The Big Idea

Change the way your preschooler sees the world with this adorable dragonfly tool! Two different magnifying lenses bring finds into focus while three colored lenses allow little scientists to explore primary and secondary colors. An insect lens shows the world from a bug’s point of view!

Shhh...They're Learning!
  • Encourages scientific exploration and rewards curiosity
  • Introduces primary and secondary colors
  • Inspires hands-on discovery
Cut to the Chase
  • Scientific tool featuring 2x and 5x magnifying lenses (overlap them for 10x magnification!); red, yellow, and blue colored lenses(overlap them for orange, green, and purple!); and faceted (insect) lens
  • Chunky parts for little hands to grip with ease
  • No batteries required
  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award (2015)
Nitty Gritty:
  • Multilingual package and instructions in English, Spanish, French, and German
  • 2 Magnifiers (2x, 5x)
  • 7" long
  • Colored lenses (primary colors: red, blue, and yellow)
  • Faceted lens (like an insect eye)

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Educational InsightsGeoSafari® Jr. BugOpticals™
 
4.6

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (8)
  • Educational (8)
  • Interactive (8)
  • Engaging (7)
  • Lots of fun (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Indoor (6)
  • Young children (6)
  • Outdoors (5)
  • Entertainment (4)
  • Special needs (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Education oriented (5), Parent of two or more children (5), Working parent (4), First time parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

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5.0

Great intro-to-science toy!

By Elena

from Mt Laurel, NJ

About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoor
    • Outdoor

    Comments about Educational Insights GeoSafari® Jr. BugOpticals™:

    My 4 year old daughter really enjoys this toy. She loves carrying it around the house and yard to look at things through all the different lenses. I was initially going to get her the microscope, but she's so active, I figured something like this that she could carry around would get more use. I suspect this may be her show and tell item at school :)

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Fun and Engaging

    By Randihp

    from Cherry Hill, NJ

    About Me First Time Parent, Working Parent

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • For Younger Children

    Best Uses

    • Entertainment
    • Indoor
    • Young Children

    Comments about Educational Insights GeoSafari® Jr. BugOpticals™:

    I received the Educational Insights Bug Opticals 2 weeks ago. At first my 5 year old son told me it "was a baby toy" but after a few minutes he fell in love with it! He plays with it every day. He likes to see what colors he can make with the various lenses. He also enjoyed using the magnifiers on his toys. We are planning to take it outside soon and explore. I would recommend this for younger children. I think 5 years old is the cut off, though. Full disclosure I was given the Bugs Optical in exchange for an honest review.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Bug Eyes Are Awesome!

    By CMH

    from NW Indiana

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

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Educational
    • Engaging
    • Interactive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Exploration
      • Indoor
      • Outdoor
      • Young Children

      Comments about Educational Insights GeoSafari® Jr. BugOpticals™:

      My four year old daughter really enjoys this toy. She LOVES to look at objects through the 'bug eye' lens! She also enjoys looking through and mixing the colored lenses to see the world around her as different colors. I would recommend this toy to anyone who has a child who is curious-minded and likes to explore. Please note that we received this toy from Educational Insights in exchange for an honest review.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Neat educational toy for younger children

      By Jennifer

      from Kansas City, MO

      About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Educational
      • Interactive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Young Children

        Comments about Educational Insights GeoSafari® Jr. BugOpticals™:

        We received this toy as a test toy and in exchange will write an honest review. My children are 4 and 9 years old. My 9 year is way past this stage in exploring the outside. My 4 year thought it was neat for about a day or two and hasn't really picked it up to play with again. It is made very well and very cute. Each of the circle magnifiers let you view the world in different ways and would be fun to take on a hike or to the park. I would recommend this toy for children younger than four.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Toy!

        By Ashley

        from Greencastle, Indiana

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

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Educational Insights GeoSafari® Jr. BugOpticals™:

          ALL of my children love this toy! 6,4 and 2! It works well for my oldest, as she loves to mix the colored lenses, my middle, likes to magnify all the bugs he finds, and my youngest thinks the dragonfly design is great! A wonderful well rounded toy! great for outside exploration!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          4.0

          Pretty Cool

          By Kelle

          from Idaho

          Comments about Educational Insights GeoSafari® Jr. BugOpticals™:

          I personally think this is really neat and incredibly educational. Our 3yo daughter isn't quite into it yet, though. I think in a few months when we use it more throughout the summer outside, she will really like it and learn about color mixing, etc.

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          4.0

          Lots of Fun

          By Nicole

          from TX

          About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Educational Insights GeoSafari® Jr. BugOpticals™:

              As a homeschool mom, I love collecting fun and educational toys and manipulatives. Anything science related is normally a huge hit in my house. This is both an adorable and handy tool for exploring many things. My children (8 & 4) really like looking through the bug eye. Showing them how secondary colors are made is also a great feature since the wings are movable. The possibilities are almost endless and we will have to venture out to do more exploring with it soon!

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              • Yes

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              5.0

              Bug Opticals

              By NLF

              from Wichita, KS

              Comments about Educational Insights GeoSafari® Jr. BugOpticals™:

              We just received the Bug Opticals, and my 2 children, a boy, almost 4, and a girl, age 6, love playing with them. They've used them mostly indoors due to poor weather, but are excited to use them in the back yard to explore as well. They love combining the different colors and using the different magnification lenses. So far it seems quite sturdy and has held up well to little hands pulling and pushing and dropping. Nicely designed product!

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              5.0

              Junior Explorers Unite!

              By Mrs. Weaver the Teacher

              from North Little Rock, AR

              About Me Education Oriented, First Time Parent, Teacher, Working Parent

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Entertainment
                • Indoor
                • Outdoor
                • Special Needs
                • Young Children

                Comments about Educational Insights GeoSafari® Jr. BugOpticals™:

                My daughter (4 years old) loves her new "BugOpticals" from GeoSafari Jr. She has been exploring the house and yard with the magnifying lenses. She loved being able to look up close at the roly polys and slugs that she found under a rock. She was so intrigued by the faceted lens when I explained to her that it was how insects see the world around them. The colored lenses were a great addition to this toy. My daughter thought it was neat looking at things in different colors and even "mixed" the colors by overlapping the lenses. She was able to understand how different colors are made (red & yellow make orange, etc.). This is a great toy for all different ages.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Junior Explorers Unite!

                By Mrs. Weaver the Teacher

                from North Little Rock, AR

                About Me Education Oriented, First Time Parent, Teacher, Working Parent

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Entertainment
                  • Indoor
                  • Outdoor
                  • Special Needs
                  • Young Children

                  Comments about Educational Insights GeoSafari® Jr. BugOpticals™:

                  My daughter (4 years old) loves her new "BugOpticals" from GeoSafari Jr. She has been exploring the house and yard with the magnifying lenses. She loved being able to look up close at the roly polys and slugs that she found under a rock. She was so intrigued by the faceted lens when I explained to her that it was how insects see the world around them. The colored lenses were a great addition to this toy. My daughter thought it was neat looking at things in different colors and even "mixed" the colors by overlapping the lenses. She was able to understand how different colors are made (red & yellow make orange, etc.). This is a great toy for all different ages.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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