I received a sample for this review/feature. Opinions expressed are my own.
Summers are a great time for exploring. For us that often means just our backyard but we spend most of our weekends on mini adventures as well. My girls always enjoy having the right toys to go along with their outdoor fun. The GeoSafari Jr. Explorer Scope from Educational Insights lets little ones see things up close and far away to bring nature your way with the world's only 2-in-1 microscope/telescope for kids!
For ages 3 - 6 the GeoSafari Jr. Explorer Scope: encourages scientific exploration and discovery, introduces the wonderful world of life science and is perfect for STEM learning and scientific exploration on the go!
Just extend the 15x telescope to see items far away.
Push it in all the way to view items with the 8x microscope.
It includes: scope with 8x magnification, perfect-fit goggles with enlarged eyepieces, break-away strap, soft rubber hand grips and telescoping barrel with 15x magnification for distance viewing
Lil Sis is an average sized 6 year old and it works great for her. She finds it a little bit heavy so I taught her to prop her arms on a ledge to keep it steady and to make it easier to hold. She LOVES it and now wants to take it with us when we go anywhere outside.
Objects will look upside down or backwards in MICROSCOPE MODE. Just like a real scientist, you are viewing through convex lenses, that make objects appear reversed. To view right side up, simply turn the object upside down before observing it with your Explorer Scope.
I have been a fan of Educational Insights for several years now and their products never disappoint! They "create out-of-the box, active learning experiences that will inspire your children's curiosity, and encourage them to explore, discover, and create!" I love educational toys that are actually fun to play with.
Educational Insights even offers a Playful Promise: "If the product you?ve purchased is not giving your child an exceptional experience, then you can simply return it and you will get your money back. That's it! No short return windows, no endless rationale needed?just ship the product back within a year of purchase and you?ll get your refund."
The GeoSafari Jr. Explorer Scope works great as it easily fits in her hands, on her face and she is able to see stuff up close and far away. She gets really excited to use this when we go out in the woods or even playing with it in our own yard. Summer is here and I love having toys that encourage my girls to get outside and play.