Educational Insights’ GeoSafari Jr. Talking Microscope, Review and #Giveaway

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The GeoSafari Jr. Talking Microscope by Educational Insights makes for a fun, educational activity for kids ages 4+.  The site recommends ages 5+, but I found it to be simple enough for my 4 1/2 year old to operate 90% on his own.

The microscope comes with 12 slides.  On each slide is a small insect.  After you slide the slide into place, the child punches in an easy 3 letter code.  The GeoSafari Jr. Talking Microscope then tells the child 4 or 5 different facts about that insect.  After playing with the microscope on fact mode, the child can then press a button that will switch the microscope to quiz mode.  The microscope will quiz the child on the facts it gave about the insect.

Big Brother has had a wonderful time playing with this.  He loves learning about the insects and then afterwards tries to gross his mom out with the creepy things he’s learned.  The microscope isn’t a true microscope in that it can magnify microscopic organisms, but it is strong enough to magnify the slides of tiny insects that come with the microscope.  The one draw back to the GeoSafari Jr. Talking Microscope is that there are not, as of yet, any replacement slides that you can purchase for the microscope.  That means if your kids lose the slides, or if your kids are brilliant and memorize the slides and questions quickly, then the microscope becomes obsolete.

Buy It:

You can purchase the Educational Insights Geosafari Talking Microscope from for (currently) under $25 (retail $39.99).

Win It!

Educational Insights is giving one reader their own GeoSafari Jr. Talking Microscope!

Disclosure: I was provided with the above-mentioned product by the company, at no cost to myself, in order to facilitate a review. The opinions expressed are honest and are entirely my own.


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  1. Jody Sisson says
    Living out in the country with no bright lights around the GeoSafari® Vega 360 Telescope would be great for when the grands kids stay over.
  2. I like the Kid-Size Career Hats, Set of 4. Thank you!
  3. valerie mabrey says
    PlayBrix™ Cardboard Building Bricks, Set of 54 Assorted vmkids3 at msn dot com
  4. I like the EasySpeak!
  5. Monique Rizzo says
    The phonics firefly is cute. Thanks for the chance.
  6. I also like the Hot Dots® Jr. Getting Ready for School Set
  7. SweetPanda says
    My favourite is the Bank AmeriKid ATM™
  8. I like the Word Show Vocabulary Game.
  9. Kimmie Barnes says
    I would like the GeoSafari® Omega Reflector Telescope. Kimmie Barnes jakeremom--twitter and GFC
  10. I like the Sprout and Grow Window!
  11. tina mcgraw says
    I love the easyspeak!
  12. I'd like the Classroom Greenhouse.
  13. I like the Classroom Jeopardy.
  14. I like the Talking Hot Dots pen-looks fun! smchester at gmail dot com
  15. I would love to get the Mr. Scrambles game for my kiddos!
  16. Ian and his cousins would love the playfoam.
  17. I would love the PlayBrix. Played with them myself every time I went to the doctors as a kid.
  18. I like the Sprout & Grow window
  19. I like the motorized solar system
  20. the fraction action game sounds helpful since kids are learning equivalent fractions in school now!
  21. I like the CLASSROOM JEOPARDY!
  22. I love the geo safari sea scope!
  23. The word show trivia game looks fun!
  24. GeoSafari Jr. Talking Globe Jr. looks good too
  25. Rebecca Peters says
    I think the blurt game looks like a great family game
  26. I like the GeoSafari® Jr. Talking Globe™ Jr.
  27. sprout and grow window
  28. I love the GeoSafari Buried Treasure Egyptian Dig. AndreaH davandihamilton (at) gmail (dot) com
  29. My kids would like Smens® Pens, Set of 50 .
  30. Jill Kecseg says
    I like the sparkle playfoam!
  31. I like the Fraction Formula Game.
  32. The Kanoodle™ looks real fun ericka082 at gmail dot com
  33. I like the Kanoodle
  34. I would like to have Classroom Jeopardy.
  35. daniel healey says
    I want to get the Math Slam
  36. I would like the Phonics Firefly for my granddaughter.
  37. jessica vaughan gengler says
    i like the phonics firefly
  38. amanda l h says
    I like the dino digs.
  39. I love the Geo Safari Talking Laptop! textbookmommy at gmail dot com
  40. I like the Phonics Firefly!
  41. kelly tillotson says
    the sneaky snacky squirrel game is so cute! *kelly
  42. love the Geosafari Talking Globe rmartinclarke @
  43. Laurie Brown says
    I like the Fractions formula game-
  44. I like the VersaPegs™ Activity Mat.
  45. I like the GeoSafari® Ant Zone:) Thanks for the giveaway!
  46. I would love to try the Sneaky Snacky Squirrel
  47. I would like the Hot Dots Jr. Phonics Fun for my son. He would definitely benefit from this. sassysasha817 at gmaildot com
  48. I like the Hot Dots Jr system
  49. kathy pease says
    i love the GeoSafari® Jr. Talking Globe™ Jr.
  50. crystle tellerday says
  51. becca scott says
    I like the shape touchable beanbags
  52. Desiree Dunbar says
    I like the Hot Dots Flash card Telling time
  53. mary gardner says
    i like the Teachable Touchables marygardner49 at aol dot com
  54. Miranda Welle says
    Geo Globe!
  55. We have been wanting the Teachable Touchables. Lyndsey.rullman at hotmail dot com
  56. Wow, so many wonderful products. I like the Classroom Jeopardy and the touchable bean bags.
  57. I like the drill and design set
  58. Race to the top!!! winchappy @
  59. I like the Hot Dots Jr. Phonics Fun as well. reejen at comcast dot net
  60. Stephanie Barmann says
    I love the smushy human body. They have a great selection of fun educational toys and games.
  61. Patricia Crowley says
    I like the glow in the dark solar system!
  62. crystal allen says
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  63. This would be exciting gift for my grandson.
  64. My grandson would be excited with this giveaway!
  65. My boy would love the Spin USA!
  66. Angela Winesburg says
    I love the GeoSafari® Ant Zone®
  67. Cathi Foster says
    I really like the alpha catch, its super cute and a good way to teach our children!!
  68. Jennifer Azbill says
    I like the Word Show!
  69. I think the GeoSafari Jr. BugWatch would be a nice educational toy for children. Thanks for having the contest!
  70. I think the kids would like the GeoSafari® Jr. Talking Globe™ Jr. brich22 at earthlink dot net
  71. I like Zookeeper's Nightmare™
  72. renee walters says
    I like the phonics firefly! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway! Renee Walters
  73. I would like the GeoSafari® Jr. Talking Globe™ Jr.