GeoSafari® Jr. My First Microscope
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GeoSafari® Jr. My First Microscope

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Ages 3-6
$21.99
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The Big Idea
Designed by a scientist and mother of two preschoolers, My First Microscope allows kids to see a magnified hidden world with ease! This fully functional microscope is a real working science tool with two extra-large eyepieces and a chunky, kid-sized focusing knob. A bright LED with easy push-button action lights up details for even more discoveries.

Shh… They’re Learning
  • Encourages scientific exploration
  • Rewards curiosity
  • Introduces kids to a key scientific tool

  • Cut to the Chase
  • A microscope designed with preschoolers in mind
  • View anything at up to 8x magnification
  • Part of the award-winning GeoSafari Jr. line of toys
  • OUR AWARDS
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    • 2015 Toy of the Year Award Finalist
    • 2014 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award
    • 2014 Parents' Choice Silver Award
    Let’s Play
    1. Choose an object – stamp, leaf, toy – whatever you like! – and place it on the sample tray.
    2. Look through the extra-large eyepieces and turn the chunky focusing knob until the object is in focus
    3. Examine the details of the world around you at 8x magnification!
    The Nitty Gritty – Includes:
  • 8x magnification
  • Microscope measures 7.3” x 5.8” x 7”
  • Two extra-large, one-size-fits-all eyepieces (no need to close one eye!)
  • Chunky, easy-to-use focussing knob
  • Large, fixed sample tray holds flat objects like stamps and coins OR 3D objects like bugs and rocks – no slides required!
  • Right-side up and left-right correct
  • LED light for enhanced viewing of small details
  • Requires 3 AAA batteries, not included
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    Educational InsightsGeoSafari® Jr. My First Microscope
     
    4.6

    (based on 29 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (27)
    • Engaging (25)
    • Educational (24)
    • Interactive (19)
    • Lots of fun (12)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Young children (24)
    • Indoor (18)
    • Entertainment (15)
    • Older children (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Working parent (16), Education oriented (15), Parent of two or more children (14), First time parent (8), Grandparent (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes (17), No (10)

    Most Liked 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 Liked Negative 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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    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.

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      • Yes

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      5.0

      Every child should have this

      By RToma

      from Torrance

      About Me First Time Parent, Working Parent

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Entertainment
        • Indoor
        • Older Children
        • Travel

        Comments about Educational Insights GeoSafari® Jr. My First Microscope:

        Definitely meant for 3 yr olds. This is child friendly, entertains kids for a long time and it introduces science.

        • 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.

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          • 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!

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            • 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.

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              • Yes

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              4.0

              Great for little kids who like to examine and explore!

              By SummitMom

              from Summit, NJ

              About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Educational
              • Engaging
              • Interactive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoor
                • Young Children

                Comments about Educational Insights GeoSafari® Jr. My First Microscope:

                We received this product free for review, and my 4-year-old son (who is a HUGE "Sid The Science Kid" fan) loved it right out of the box. In fact, he even took it to bed with him the first night. As a mom, I like how easy it is for him to use on his own and how durable it is (no worries about him breaking it for sure). I also like that it has a light to help him see the items better. The only constructive criticism I might have for the manufacturer is that the microscope is literally the only thing in the box. I understand they want kids to explore and come up with things to put under the microscope on their own, but it might be nice if there were some starter "slides" or objects included in the package to get them going, perhaps even with some questions they might ask themselves about each item to get their minds working/thinking/observing.

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                • 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.

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                  • 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.

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                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    Fun & educational - good quality and great value for money!!

                    By SP

                    from Austin, TX

                    About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Multiples (Twins etc), Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Entertainment
                      • Indoor
                      • Young Children

                      Comments about Educational Insights GeoSafari® Jr. My First Microscope:

                      We just got this product only 4 days ago but already our kids love it. They have so much fun playing with and also we have been able to use it as a teaching tools so they can learn about different objects either in our kitchen or our backyard. It so reasonable but still good quality and we don't have to the afraid of them breaking it. Great value for money. We are very happy with it.

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                      • Yes

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