Name: Cassie from Lily’s Little Learners
Age of young learner: 2
Product Testing: GeoSafari® Jr. My First Microscope
Cassie is a qualified Early Years Practitioner and blogs at Lily’s Little Learners. Her blog shares posts about daily activities, mummy life, toy reviews and learning through play.
What were your first thoughts when the toy arrived?
It looked fantastic! It looked like it was going to be really easy for Lily to use and very child friendly. We were excited to try it out.
How did you use it?
We collected items from outdoors so we could place them under the microscope and learn more about them. I let Lily try it for herself and she really enjoyed looking through the double eye piece to see the items she had found in more detail.
“After we had been through all the objects she decided that she wanted to do it all over again. This time she did it all by herself while I sat back and watched. “
What are the educational benefits?
It’s a great start to getting children used to using scientific equipment to help them learn. It promotes an interest in early science and encourages a child to explore nature and learn more about the world around them.
What did you like/dislike about the toy?
There wasn’t anything I disliked about the toy! It was very easy to use, the perfect size and the two piece eye viewer meant that Lily didn’t have to close one eye to be able to use it. She could easily turn the wheel to focus the items also.
What is the long term appeal?
As Lily grows she will be able to use this to learn more about different objects. As she starts to understand things more she will learn how to describe objects and describe what she can see.
Is it unique?
I think the fact that it has a two piece eye viewer makes it unique. It’s unique that Learning Resources have made it possible for a child as young as Lily to use something that an adult will use in science.
Would you recommend it to a friend?
Yes – this set sure has made us get wild about learning!
The Final Score
Fun factor: 5/5
Educational benefits: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
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