GeoSafari® Jr. Talking Microscope™

GeoSafari® Jr. Talking Microscope™

Item # 8800
Ages 5-8
$42.99
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The Big Idea

Investigate twelve fascinating bugs up close, listen to cool bug facts, and challenge your knowledge of each creepy critter in fun quiz games.

Shhh...They're Learning!
  • Great tool for budding biologists and entomologists
  • Fun introduction to scientific observation
  • Encourages active listening comprehension skills
Cut to the Chase
  • The perfect first microscope for preschoolers
  • Includes 5x focusing magnifier, 12 prepared slides of common insects, and light for easy viewing
  • Chunky focusing knob, perfect for little hands
  • Part of the award-winning Geosafari Jr line
  • Requires 3 C batteries ( not included)

US Patent Number 6669484

  • Kids Out Good Toy Guide Silver Award 2002, Science and Nature
  • Family Fun Toy of the Year Finalist 2002
  • Best Bet Award 2002 Canadian Toy Testing Council
  • Parents Magazine Toy Test Finalist 2002
  • Ser Padres Toy of the Year 2002 (Spanish version of Parents Magazine)
  • Great American Toy Test - Educational Toys 2002/2003
  • 2003 Educational Toy of the Year Award Nomination - Toy Industry Assoc., Inc.
  • Gold Star Award Toys, Summer 2003 - Neighbourhod Toy Stores of Canada
  • "Dr. Toy's 100 Best Children Products 2007"
  • Parent's Choice - Recommended Award 2012
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    Educational InsightsGeoSafari® Jr. Talking Microscope™
     
    3.8

    (based on 28 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    77%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Educational (19)
    • Interactive (17)
    • 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 (15), 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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    3.0

    Nice but wish there were more slides of other things besides

    By Saint

    from Chicago, Illinois

    About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

    Pros

    • Educational
    • Engaging
    • Interactive

    Cons

    • once viewed nothing else

    Best Uses

      Comments about Educational Insights GeoSafari® Jr. Talking Microscope™:

      Really need to have more slides, especially for girls who get sick of bugs.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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 Educational Insights GeoSafari® Jr. Talking Microscope™:

        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

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        (6 of 6 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 Educational Insights 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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          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 Educational Insights GeoSafari® Jr. Talking Microscope™:

            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

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            3.0

            Love this product but ......

            By prek teacher

            from crestview, Florida

            Pros

            • Educational
            • Entertaining
            • Interactive

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Educational Insights GeoSafari® Jr. Talking Microscope™:

                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 Educational Insights GeoSafari® Jr. Talking Microscope™:

                  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

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                  (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 Educational Insights GeoSafari® Jr. Talking Microscope™:

                  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

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                  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 Educational Insights GeoSafari® Jr. Talking Microscope™:

                  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

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                  (2 of 2 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 Educational Insights GeoSafari® Jr. Talking Microscope™:

                  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,

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                  • Yes

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                  (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 Educational Insights GeoSafari® Jr. Talking Microscope™:

                  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.

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                  • Yes

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