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.
Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review and giveaway purposes. The opinions are my own or my immediate family members, based on our personal experience with the product.