Sunday, December 4, 2011

.::Review & Giveaway::. GeoSafari® Jr. Talking Microscope™


From the Manufacturer:
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+
Polly's View:
My 5 year old absolutely adores this microscope from Educational Insights.  I'm a proud Science nerd, and I hope she grows to love Science as much as I do.  I leave this microscope down on a lower shelf in her playroom so she can access it as she pleases.  She loves to listen to the bug facts and take the quizzes.  

The slides are separate from the microscope, so you have to make sure you supervise your child when he/she cleans up so that slides don't go missing.  I do hope they expand beyond just the 12 slides that come with the miscrope.  My daughter loves the bugs, but we'd love to further our exploration with other slides as well!  Also, in case some slides are misplaced, I'd like knowing I can order replacements.

Don't let the lightweight feel of the microscope fool you!  It is very well made. It is made for 5 year olds by a company who knows 5 year olds!

I love that even if the batteries are dead, you can still use the microscope.  You won't have light or voice, but you can still use the magnifier.

You can purchase your own GeoSafari® Jr. Talking Microscope™ on Educational Insights for $39.99 or on Amazon for $25.08. You can enter to WIN one below from Educational Insights!

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*Educational Insights provided me with the item free of charge, but this is my honest opinion.


102 comments:

  1. i really love the hot dots!!! adrienne camm

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  2. I've been wanting the Sneaky Snacky Squirrel game for Ava.

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  3. I love the design and drill take along kit
    ~Karlee, Kreations by Karlee

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  4. GeoSafari® Jr. Talking Telescope™ Love this.

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  5. I like Crazy Creatures. In family Games :)

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  6. the crazy creatures game! cute!

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  7. I like the hot dots also :)

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  8. The globe ...handsdown next to thus lovely talking microscope.

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  9. Doreen Spitzer-LemireDecember 4, 2011 at 7:50 PM

    Design & Drill™ Take-Along Toolkit is something my daughter would love!!

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  10. Love the sneaky snacky squirrel game! tracietrump@yahoo.com

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  11. I love the Alpha catch game...so cute

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  12. I like the Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game

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  13. i really like



    Classroom Café Dining Play Set ..my daughter would love it

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  14. It's not so much one specific thing I love the special needs section for my older son, and for my younger I love the telescopes and science fair kits

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  15. GeoSafari® Ant Zone
    jennifer dansberger jones

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  16. Twist o mania

    sandielee64@hotmail.com

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  17. Thank you for another great giveaway

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  18. I would have to say i think my 2 little boys would love the Playfoam...and thanks for the giveaway and good luck everyone

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  19. I like the Design & Drill Power Tool Workshop!
    smlionlamb at gmail dot com

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  20. I love Blurt! Such a fun game for me and the little ones.

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  21. I love the Alphabet & Numbers Stamps Set
    have it in my class

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  22. I like the
    GeoSculpt 3-D Project Kit

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  23. I love the Hydroponics Lab I think it's great!

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  24. I'd love for my daughter to have the Design and Drill Activity Center! She'd have so much fun with that, especially after seeing her Dad use a real drill :)

    -Amy Austin

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  25. waa i wish i had any toys like that wen i was younger i love them all lol

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  26. i love all these giveaways.... so exciting

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  27. smencils i think my daughter would love them!!

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  28. The hydroponics lab..have always been fascinated about this. dmatthews38751@yahoo.com

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  29. I would like the Hydroponics Lab.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  30. see and solve fraction calculator :)

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  31. i like the VersaPegs™ Activity Mat

    marygardner49 at aol dot com

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  32. Mine is the Playfoam® Combo 8-Pack! It's so fun for anyone to play with!

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  33. I like the TwistOMania Game!

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  34. I love the geo safari jr. bug watch!!

    mandi mella
    mandimarie78@yahoo.com

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  35. The Classroom Café Dining Play Set is super cute!

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  36. rachael morris i like the finger tale puppets

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  37. I really like the Smart Talk™ Cards Set 1: Home & Family :-)
    Thank you so much for the chance to win!!!
    (Fiona N - iceyogurt)

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  38. I couldnt figure out how to post this earlier it wouldnt let me but now it is letting me?? My favorite thing is the hot dots activity cards!!! They have lots of very creative toys that I am interested in though! Thanks for helping me find this site!

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  39. I love the sprout and grow window- very cool!

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  40. I like the talking globe

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  41. My boys would love GeoSafari® Motorized Solar System.

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  42. I really like the Light Writer my kids loves things like that, I love seeing what they come up with on there!!

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  43. the light writter is real nice

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  44. blurt
    jessicajhennings@gmail.com

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  45. For my son, the elapsed time clock would be awesome! So that is my favorite.

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  46. The Motorized Solar System thing is cool.

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  47. I like the Teachable Touchables.

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  48. I like the GeoSafari Dino Digs Velociraptors.

    Thank you,

    Christine Womack
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

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  49. They have so much I'd love to have, but I love the Hot Dots and the Dino Digs activities!

    Brooke Kirk
    kirk_brooke81@yahoo.com

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  50. this is pretty cool thank you for the chance

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  51. sorry for repeat this is way cool..i cant think of a better way to get kinds into science.. Sageemily2005@yahoo.com

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  52. Inside Out Lenticular Human Body Poster that has got to be the coolest poster of the body i have ever seen... Sageemily2005@yahoo.com

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  53. i think it would be nice to do the microsope with the kids and i all so like the game tic-tac-toe looks kool .......thanks crystal

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  54. I love the squirrel game! :)

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  55. I like the telescope!
    Lisa B
    BrunoDogg2@hotmail.com

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  56. I love the USA Foam Map Puzzle.... I think it's so important for kids to have a fun way to learn their states. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

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  57. I love the GeoSafari® Motorized Solar System

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  58. I like the Hot Dots Jr. Phonics Fun

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  59. Educational Insight's No Yell Bell is my favorite because it cracks me up=)

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  60. Design & Drill Power Tool Workshop

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  61. Love this and the motorized solar system

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  62. Joy Matthews
    rejoycenjuice@yahoo.com

    I love the Laundry Tumble game. My daughter LOVES to do laundry!!!

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  63. Playfoam® Combo 20-Pack

    ohradishes44

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  64. I also love their Teachable Touchables™

    williamsmel88@ yahoo.com

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  65. I really like the GeoSafari® Motorized Solar System!

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  66. GeoSafari® Laptop - Ages 8 & up Edition love this my little cousin loves getting on the computer and playing games.

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  67. I like the telescope for my boys!
    Lisa B.
    BrunoDogg2@hotmail.com

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  68. The inside out human body poster is fantastic! Sure a great way to learn about how your body looks and works! Zabka918@yahoo.com

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  69. loud and clear headphones

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  70. Robin Lott LodermeierDecember 12, 2011 at 10:56 PM

    I really like the GeoSafari® Mystery Rock they look like fun or the microscope my kids love science!

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  71. Thanks for an awesome giveaway ! I won the Sneaky Snacky Squirrel a while back & my kids LOVE it !!

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  72. I Think the Smencils are such a cute idea! They had them at my sons christmas toy shop at his school.

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  73. I really like the Hot Dots Pen. Great item for teaching children that is fun!

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  74. I like the Sneaky Snacky Squirrel!

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  75. The design and drill. CIAwoman66@yahoo.com

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  76. I like the Light Writer.

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  77. I like the GeoSafari® Dino Digs Tyrannosaurus rex. My daughter loves Dinosaurs and would love this.

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  78. I LOVE LOVE LOVE The Globe!!! I want one for ME!!! lol

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