This talking, teaching preschool microscope includes 20 slides and 2 modes of play, and speaks more than 100 fun facts! Extra large, comfortable eyepieces eliminate the need to close one eye. Features the voice of wildlife conservationist Bindi Irwin.
Part of the award-winning GeoSafari line of products by Educational Insights
The GeoSafari Jr. Talking Microscope includes a talking microscope with extra-large, extra-comfy eyepieces, a slide storage tray, and 20 prepared slides with three full-color images each
The Talking Microscope introduces and encourages an early love of science, a key component of STEM learning. Provides hands-on, confidence-building experience with a scientific tool.
The GeoSafari Jr. Talking Microscope is designed for children ages 4 years and up
Zoom in on amazing images and learn fun facts about animals, plants, and interesting household items with the GeoSafari Jr. Talking Microscope! Twenty slides feature 60 incredible images. Wildlife conservationist Bindi Irwin voices facts and quiz questions. GeoSafari Jr. Talking Microscope requires 3 AA batteries (not included).
STEM toys are Science, Technology, Engineering and Math based products that are geared towards developing useful skills in all areas of learning. This product focuses on the core subject: science.
Really enjoyed this toy, however our compartment that holds the slides would not stay closed. The slides would constantly fall out, waiting for our replacement to see if it has the same issue. 4 year old really enjoys the toy and stays busy!
Really solid for a 3 YO who doesn't have much attention span- like the other reviewers said, there should be more slides for purchase! Also, the drawer on our won't stay closed. I returned and ordered another, but it does the same thing. So if the 3 YO picks up the microscope too fast they slides go flying.
This company produced a great product -- and then dropped the ball. Our six-year-old granddaughter loves this! It's just 3 weeks after Christmas and she's already been through all the slides and is begging for more. The company really needs to make more slides available or to supply an adapter that allows it to accept regular prepared slides. If it's an add-on, that's fine. Now that I know how much she enjoys it, I'd gladly pay for an extension kit.
Present for my 5 y/o. She finds it very engaing. I think there are 20 separate slides, but each slide has 3 different pictures (so that’s 60 things to look at). The voice is clear and adjustable. Right now she just likes to view the slides and listen to the name but there is also a place to get facts and then quizzes about the subject matter. She does need help positioning the slides (they only fit the microscope on one side and in one direction- plus, there is a lock that needs to snap on each picture to view). Changing among the 3 different pictures on a slide is especially a challenge for her. Because of this, I would say that this gift may be better for a 6 or 7 year old, but it is fine and also interesting for a 5 year old as long as an adult or older sibling helps out. The slides are a hard plastic and fit all tidy into a little drawer for quick storage. The telescope itself does not move, but it does magnify the things on the slides to make them appear very large when one looks through the eye holes. Great STEM gift. It’s learning and it’s fun!
We love how interactive this is! We love fact mode and quiz mode. The only thing we don't love is that there aren't any additional slides available to purchase and my kids quickly made their way through all the slides it came with. It wouldn't be so bad if it were compatible with other slides. But they do still enjoy it
This is honestly one of the best purchases I have ever made for my children. They both absolutely LOVE the Talking Microscope and I love that it's educational too! This was the most engaged that have ever been with a toy and they both spent the majority of the afternoon playing with it. My 3 year old loved loooking through the microscope and viewing the different slides. My 5 year old loved looking at the slides and learning the fun facts. It comes with lots of slides and each slide has 3 pictures and fun facts! My favorite part is the quiz mode which your child can use after hearing each slide fact. It's durable and the slides store inside the drawer compartment inside the Talking Microscope. I will absolutely be purchasing more of these for gifts in the near future! I highly recommend this Talking Microscope!