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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    GeoSafari® Jr. Talking Microscope™
     
    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 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

      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 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

        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 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 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.

              Comment on this review

               
              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 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

                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 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

                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 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

                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 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,

                • 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 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.

                • 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 GeoSafari® Jr. Talking Microscope™:

                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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