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Explore the Fun with GeoSafari® My First Microscope

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Over the last few weeks, we have been busy preparing for Christmas and we have been searching high and low for the perfect gift for our little explorer. Since starting nursery in September she has become quite the explorer and has become completely fascinated with nature. We have the ultimate sticks collection in the bottom of the garden, my coat pockets are full of acorns and my utility room has so many dried up leaves collecting in her exploring bucket We have pine cones, conkers, nuts, feathers, rocks, sticks just to name a few. Both my husband and I love to get into the grips of exploring with her and it even makes me think back to my childhood going on scavengers hunts with my grandparents. So we are only too happy to join in with our three year old.


Of course, you can always go one step further and take a look at things under the microscope, and that is precisely what we have been doing this week. We just received a GeoSafari My First Microscope from Learning Resources which is a wonderful introduction to magnification for preschoolers! Encourage scientific exploration and introduce your little one to a key scientific tool that is fun and exciting to explore! So we have been exploring everything from a fairy wand, pine cone to stones and sticks, you can magnify any flat or dimensional small object up to 8x it’s size, this is a real working microscope designed for kids and perfect for little hands!


This is such an easy microscope to use, especially for preschoolers, perfect for little inquisitive hands. After nursery one day we decided to go on a treasure hunt, acorns, sticks, leave and feather just so we could take a closer look under the microscope, I was delighted to see her excitement urging me to take a look too. The wide eye piece means that you don't really need to alter the piece so you can look down, it is also super easy to focus with a simple know on the left side, which she was happy to do herself. 


We also like that the GeoSafari® Microscope because it has a large tray which did mean that she could have a few of her treasures ready waiting for her to take a closer look, which is great for her fine motor skills while actually learning something. On our scavenger hunt we did pick up a tiny snail on the way, and my daughter became so interested in watching 'her' come in and out of her shell and really took notice of some of her features. The GeoSafari® Microscope has a very large focusing knob on the side which is so simple for little ones to use, just below the wide eye pieces was a little button was an LED light which enables them to take a closer look if they are unable to see. 



So what do you think of the GeoSafari® My First Microscope? Would you get one for your child if they enjoy exploring and taking a more in depth look into their treasures?


*DISCLAIMER* Mimi Rose and Me is a personal blog written and edited by myself only, unless otherwise note my reviews are completely based on my own opinion of the product reviewed. These products were supplied to me as a gift to review from Learning Resources UK. 
7 comments on "Explore the Fun with GeoSafari® My First Microscope"
  1. Oh how cool is this! Little ones can prentend to be little scientists :-) this would be perfect for J’s nephew for Christmas :-)

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  2. Oh wow, this is brilliant! My son would definitely love it, especially as daddy is a scientist!

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  3. Haha ditto about your pockets being constantly full of acorns! I'm a little sick of the sight of them haha. I must say this looks great, my daughter would love it! x

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  4. My girl would SO love this! What a fab little toy.
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  5. I love this. I still remember my big sister's microscope when I was a kid. That was much harder to use and you had to be careful not to wind it too far. This looks brilliant and definitely something I will look out for in a year or so when my youngest is older.

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  6. Ah this Microscope looks lovely! My children have never really been that interested in things like this, but I think my youngest may be, he’s so inquisitive. I’ll have to remember this for when he’s just a little older! x

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  7. We do nature journaling as a family & our 3yo is just starting to want to get involved — I think he’d love this! x

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