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GeoSafari® Jr. My First Microscope

GeoSafari® Jr. My First Microscope

Spring 2014 Toys
Ages: 3 & Up
Manufacturer: Educational Insights
Price: $21.99

GeoSafari Jr My First Microscope is a fully functional microscope that introduces preschoolers to the magic of magnification and access to the hidden worlds of the microscopic.

The brightly colored microscope is as appealing as it is easy to use. Our testers loved simply pressing a button to light up the object they were exploring. The two extra-large eyepieces and chunky focusing knob are comfortable and the microscope is durable and portable.

To make the very best use of the microscope the first time, adults can round up two AAA batteries while children can gather a variety of items to put the microscope to work. Our testers used a variety of buttons and rocks, a grain of rice, a daffodil, bread, a matchbox car, a dead stinkbug and a ladybug. Once children started using the microscope, it didn't take long for them to learn which items would be interesting to magnify. There were lots of ooohs, aahhs, and eeeewws coming from the family room.

Andrea Sheehan   ©2014 Parents' Choice
Andrea Sheehan is a former teacher and Mom to four, currently working to successfully blend games, teaching, and technology with her startup, Outthink Inc.

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