Geo Safari Jr Talking Microscope
Wow, the Geo Safari Jr Talking Microscope is definitely a family favorite!
The perfect first microscope! Great for introducing scientific observation.
- Features a dial children can turn to listen to fun facts about what they’re seeing on the slides
- Challenges children to remember what they’ve learned in an electronic quiz game
- Includes 12 prepared slides of common insects
- Magnifies 5x and provides a light for easy, close-up viewing
- Requires 3 C batteries, not included
- Grades K+
What can I say? We like bugs. I suppose that comes with the territory of having a 4 year old boy! This product is intended for a bit of an older audience, but my 4 year old really enjoys it! He can easily switch the slides out himself and he enjoys hearing the fun facts about each insect. The microscope came with some prepared slides (we haven’t yet ventured out to find our own specimens yet!), and they each have a number sequence that (when you press the coordinating buttons) will give you several fun facts about each creature AND will even give you a quiz afterwards!
My only criticism of this product is that I can’t get the volume very high. I have some hearing issues and I couldn’t really hear many of the facts or quizzes to help Noah. Colin and Noah could hear it fine though. I do wish it was capable of being a bit louder though, because I can’t really assist Noah with it.
Disclaimer: I have loved working with Educational Insights on this review and giveaway! All 4 of these products were sent to me free of charge in return for an honest and unbiased review. All opinions are my own and I received no monetary compensation for this review. The giveaway products will be provided to the winners from Educational Insights as well. These giveaways are not affiliated with Facebook or Twitter. They are sponsored by Educational Insights and facilitated by Family Friendly Frugality.
These giveaways will end on October 30, 2011.