My 9 year old loves this telescope! I was worried she was going to think it was babyish as it's 4+ but she doesn't at all. She loves the bright colours, and how easy it is to turn the telescope around on the tripod. She asked if she can take it in the car, as it folds down quite small (without having to take the tripod off!). Think we'll be taking it lots of placed. I struggled to see through the telescope (as a 32 year old!) but I read that that's because of the eyepiece. It's made for little kids, so the eye bits are closer together for smaller faces. So far she has looked out of the windows of our house, looking forward to talking it out and about with us. I love that it's made her so much more inquisitive!
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Even the smallest scientists can see the moon up close with this focus-free telescope, built specifically for little hands and growing minds. Two large eyepieces with a comfy google and nose cut-out guide make it easy for little ones to use and see. And with 10x magnification and built-in diagonal mirror, the moon appears in amazing, magnified detail. My First Telescope even includes a tripod for table viewing and a guide showcasing the phases of the moon. Perfect for STEM learning.
Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. My First Telescope:
- Even the smallest scientists can see the moon up close – without focusing! – with this easy-to-use, toddler-friendly telescope.
- Includes focus-free telescope with 10x magnification, built-in diagonal mirror, lens cap, tripod for tabletop viewing, and moon guide.
- Two large eyepieces with comfy goggle and nose cut-out guide make it easy for kids to place their eyes correctly in the scope.
- Supports STEM learning!
- Part of the award-winning GeoSafari Jr. line!
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19.80 x 9.10 x 4.50 Inches
This telescope is a wonderful way to get your kids outside. First of all, the assembly is very simple. You only have to attach the telescope to the base. This screws right in. You won't need any tools. Once set up, I found the telescope to be much more powerful than I expected. We were able to get an excellent view of the moon and see the detail of the craters. The stars were much more visible as well, and I was able to point out a few of the constellations. What I really liked about this telescope is that the part you look through is more like binoculars. This is much easier for younger children who can have trouble trying to close one eye to look through a standard telescope. Overall, a great toy that works almost as well as the real one I have! Now we can look at the stars together. Complimentary product received.
Great Safe Training for a Real Telescope Someday!
My little explorer just loves new tools to help him learn more about his world! Since this is the age of discovery, I want to encourage learning about as much as I can while his brain is like a sponge soaking up the information AND while he still wants to! If a few bright colored tools help encourage him, I'm all for it! The latest tool for learning Jax has enjoyed is another from the GeoSafari® Jr. collection called My First Telescope. It comes basically fully assembled. You just have to attach the scope to the stand and you're ready to go! When in doubt, read the directions! Even if you have the assembly down, there's always suggestions on how to use them with your child to maximize learning. The stand is easy to set up and take down as it collapses easily. There is an orange cap on the end for protection that even my toddler could put on and take off himself. In fact he did this for quite a while before he bothered looking through it, just because he could! The purple view part is soft and cushioned, perfect for a toddler face but also has a little give so they can push their faces right up against it for a form fit. Another cool feature is that it can swivel in any direction. I like that it really replicates a real telescope which is appropriate since their first telescope should prepare them for the real deal later in life! Now the big question: is it an actual working telescope? Well there's definitely some magnification. In fact inside it is almost too much as everything appears blurry since it's designed to see far away. It has 10x magnification which is better suited outdoors. When you take it out to view the night sky it does make the moon look cool but there's not a whole lot more detail than the naked eye. It just looks bigger and closer. It is the perfect introduction to a telescope with similar working parts in a kid friendly form! Educational Insights hits it home with this telescope!
In LOVE with this telescope!
This telescope came quickly and was packaged perfectly. Assembly was a breeze (literally 2 minutes). My 3 boys (ages 4-7) have been fighting over this since the day we took it out of the box. They LOVE it... and I love it because it has sparked a lot of educational conversations and it allows them to use their imagination. I was initially worries that it would break because my kids are so rough with their toys.. but, nope. 6 weeks and it hasn't budged. Great quality. The colors are bold and inviting and go well in their playroom. We love this... and would highly recommend purchasing. Five stars!!
Durable My first Telescope!
This is a great telescope! It is totally durable and is super colorful. Your little ones will love playing with this telescope. My little guys face fit perfectly on the eye piece. It is also light enough to move indoors and out. I would definitely recommend this toy. It has brought us many hours of viewing entertainment!
Durable and Fun for Kids!
Children that are in awe of the night sky and outer-space are certain to delight in the Educational Insights: GeoSafari® Jr. My First Telescope! It specifies it's for 4-6-year-old children and I feel that's spot on. My son is 1 month and a few days shy of turning six years old yet he is still enamored with this scope. Its kid-friendly colors, frustration free lens focus and durable design is absolutely perfect for a first telescope. I feel this scope is well worth the price. It's easy to put together and even comes with an extra lock knob if the need arises for it. The tripod legs fold in and out easily. The fact it folds up so nicely makes it simple to find a place to store it. On the bottom of the tripod feet, there's slip-proof grips so it doesn't shift all over when being used. The wide viewing area and the 10x magnification is great! The fact a child can use one eye or both is a nice feature and that there is no hassle in trying to get it in focus. The instructional guide that's included features a variety of languages. It has the instructions on how to put the scope together ( you could simply do it without) and instructs how to use the scope. The tips provided gives parents, teachers, and caregivers an idea about how to create a little bit of a study on the moon and its cycles. I would definitely recommend checking it out!
For budding astronomers!
We love this telescope because it's made perfect for 4 year old faces to do some bird watching or moon facing all while still being able to handle a sandwich. Durableand easy to use. The eye piece puts their eyes in the right position for viewing. Great for playtime. The only one thing we wished for was adjustable zoom but it's alright without it for the age range.
Decent but not robust enough
Fantastic toy for capturing a child's imagination and to get them thinking about with space, rockets, planets and our solar system. It's a good first telescope for them to look at the moon closer and with the recent rocket launches and satellites, it's been good to try but, the stand could be more robust. The joins I think seem to be the problem, but are easily repaired with a bit of superglue. If the legs were able to withstand a bit more movement then it'd be better.
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