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Kids First Level 1 Big & Fun Microscope

Kids First Level 1 Big & Fun Microscope

Fall 2018 Toys
Ages: 4 & Up
Manufacturer: Thames & Kosmos
Price: $34.95
Review:

This easy-to-handle and easy-to-operate microscope quickly became a favorite; it has a permanent home in our classroom science center, where many children visit several times throughout the day.

Colorful, light-weight, and child-friendly, the microscope has three levels of magnification, a light, and a focus knob to view and examine the 24 printed slides. The 32-page story-based Experiment Manual was a delight to discover together. We took our time reviewing and discussing the images provided, then hunted for objects indoors and out to observe and discuss.

We learned new words and new skills. And we think we may have found a three billion-year old fossil.

Kathy Smith   ©2018 Parents' Choice
Kathy Smith has been leading preschool classes through playful learning for more than 25 years. Her tales of "Who is messier, 'Miss Kathy' or the children?" is a comedy act in the making. Family friendly, of course.


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