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GeoSafari® Jr. Science Utility Vehicle

GeoSafari® Jr. Science Utility Vehicle

Spring 2015 Toys
Ages: 3 & Up
Manufacturer: Educational Insights
Price: $21.99

Young children love playing with trucks. And digging in the dirt. And collecting things from under the sofa or in the backyard. This colorful sturdy SUV (science utility vehicle) sports a built in 3x magnifier and two different lights for day or night viewing.

Our curious little ones (boys and girls) surprised us when they noticed (rather quickly) the raised designs on the sides of the vehicle -- a telescope, microscope, test tubes, beakers, a magnifying glass, shovel, pick, net, mallet, ladder, and knobs. We even brought some of those items into the testing group to further peak their curiosity -- great science lessons and introduction to lots of new vocabulary. Children then played as paleontologists, astronomers, archeologists, and geologists. In future SUV models, we'd love to see the addition of a compartment to carry "specimens or items" our scientists discovered.

Kathy Smith   ©2015 Parents' Choice
Kathy Smith has been leading preschool classes through playful learning for more than 25 years. Her tales of "Who is messier, 'Miss Kathy' or the children?" is a comedy act in the making. Family friendly, of course.

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Salmon Borre Group
Educational Insights

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