Learning Resources – Geo Safari Jr – My First Microscope

Learning Resources – Geo Safari Jr – My First Microscope

Isabella started to show an interest in the world around her and by finding bugs , stones and flowers in the garden so when we were asked to review Geo Safari Jr – My First Microscope, it was just perfect.

The microscope is a working microscope that can magnify any small object – flat or dimensional by 8x it’s size. Helping young children view small details and get up close with nature.

It has two extra large easy focus eye pieces, a hand grip and a soft, rubberised casing, making it the prefect first microscope.

It has an LED light with an on/off switch which Isabella loved!

A specimen tray to place your objects on which is great for young children as it means they have two hands free and can keep the item still.

Isabella really enjoyed learning to turn the focusing knob up and down to adjust the focus and picked it up really quickly.

The microscope is light weight and easy to carry so Isabella decided to take it out to her mud kitchen to look closer at her Sunflowers and stones she was playing with.

We have used it inside and outside. The light function is amazing when it’s a bit dull and dark out and one evening we took a close up look at dinosaurs when it got a bit darker and you could really see all the details just like with a real microscope.

One thing I love about the microscope is that it’s so robust and everything is child sized. It’s the perfect way to introduce young children to science at an early age.

I can see Isabella continue to use and benefit from this. Her older sisters who are 12 & 13 years also really enjoyed using it.

‘It’s recommended for children aged 3+ years

The only thing is requires is 3 AAA batteries and some everyday objects. It comes fully assembled in the box and it’s both the box and the microscope are lovely bright colours, making it the perfect gift for Christmas or Birthdays.

Here are a few ideas of things you could look at with the microscope – seeds, shells, pine cones, flowers and feathers. You could also laminate some items like pollen, to make your very own slides. Slides are not required to use the microscope.

You can get your very own Geo Safari – My First Microscope from www.learningresources.co.uk, Argos, Hamleys, Wicked Uncle, and Amazon.

‘It’s RRP is £20

There are lots of other fantastic items available in the Geo Safari range to explore and introduce STEM learning too. You can check these out on the Learning Resources website.

Happy Exploring and thanks for reading

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Learning Resources Christmas Gift Guide 2018


Beaker Creatures Super Lab Set


Beaker Creatures Magnification Chamber

Beakers Creatures Sets

Theses sets are loved by all three girls and their cousins. Its a great introduction to science in a fun way.

All the sets compliment each other but also work great on their own.

The come with some great slime recipes and other experiment ideas.

These are sure to keep children entertained over Christmas and beyond.

You can view our full review on these here

Beakers Creatures Liquid Reactor Super Lab RRP £25.00

Suitable ages 5 years +

Beakers Creatures Magnification Chamber RRP £15.00

Suitable ages 5 years+

Geosafari Jr. My First Microscope

Geosafari Jr. My First Microscope

This is such a cute gift and Isabella gets it off the shelf to use almost everyday to examine all sorts of things.

Its also great for the garden and is the perfect size to take on outings.

You can read our full review here

RRP £20.00

Suitable for ages 3-7 years

Playfoam Pals

Playfoam® Pals™ Wild Friends 2-Pack

Playfoam Pals Snowy Friends

Playfoam® Pals™ Snowy Friends 2-Pack

Playfoam Pals

Theses are the perfect stocking filler!

We are huge Playfoam fans.

I love these just as much as the girls and they love collecting the characters you get inside and Isabella loves to use them for small world play.

You can read our full review here

RRP £6.00 for a pack of two

Suitable for ages 5 years+

Playfoam Shape and Learn Number set

Playfoam® Shape & Learn Numbers Set

Playfoam Shape & Learn Alphabet Set

Playfoam® Shape & Learn Alphabet Set

Playfoam Shape and Learn (numbers and letters sets)

These sets are fantastic.

They come with play foam in a range of colours and high quality cards that have numbers/letters/shapes (depending which set you choose) on them and then you can mould the foam around them to create the letter or number.

Amazing for learning shapes and colours.

Ideal for letter and number recognition.

RRP £13.00

Suitable for ages 3 years+

Helping Hands Fine Motor Tool Set

Get a grip on fine motor skills!

Helping Hands Fine Motor Tool Set 

All if you don’t know by now then where have you been?

I think this is an essential set for sensory play and we use these in almost every activity.

I cannot recommend them enough.

Amazing for developing fine motor skills and much more!

RRP £8.00

Suitable for ages 3 years+




This game is the perfect for family games nights but also for parties as its so much fun. We will definitely be taking it to our Christmas Eve party night.

Its not just for kids, adults will enjoy playing it on Child free evenings too!

It comes with a set of cards and play foam. You choose a card and pick something from it then mould it for the other players to guess what it is. (warning.. this can get seriously funny!)

You can also read our full review here

RRP £19.00

Suitable ages 10 years+


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