Product Testing: GeoSafari® Jr. Subscope™
Name: Niki from Play and Learn Everyday
Age of children: 3 and 5
Niki is a former teacher and deputy headmistress. She is currently a full time, stay at home mum to her two young children, doing as many fun and educational activities as they can each day.
What were your first thoughts when the toy arrived?
The Subscope looks really impressive; the kids were so excited as soon as I pulled it out of the box! They couldn’t wait to give it a try and knew almost immediately when looking at it what it could be used for.
“I cannot even express to you just how excited Ethan was when this Subscope arrived for him to play with!”
How did you use it?
We filled up some buckets with water and some shells and special rocks from our recent holiday to Cornwall to examine.
“The Subscope couldn’t be easier to use, you just put one end into the water and put your eyes up to the other end.”
What are the educational benefits?
The Subscope is great for STEM learning, exploring and having a closer look at things that you can then use as a springboard for many different activities.
What did you like/dislike about the toy?
We really like that the Subscope is so easy to use, both children were able to pick it up and use it straight away.
What is the long term appeal?
We will be able to use the Subscope in different situations; it will probably even come on holiday with us!
“The next step is to take our Subscope down to the river to do some real investigating; the children are definitely going to love that!”
Is it unique?
It is very unique. I have definitely never seen anything like it!
Would you recommend it to a friend?
The Final Score:
Fun Factor: 4/5
Educational Benefits: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5