As one of the top online toy retailers, we have access to unprecendented quantities of product review data. One of the key ways that we use this data is by associating our products to the specific ages and genders of the kids who are playing with them. Whereas most retailers must rely upon manufacturer suggested ages (i.e. 3+), we take actual customer usage and share it with you here so that you can choose the perfect toy or game.
But how does this help me? You can use these graphs as a general measure of it's appropriateness for a given age and gender. While this information is generally accurate, it should not be used as an absolute answer. For instance, many dinosaur toys are purchased for boys, however, that doesn't mean that it's inappropriate for a girl who happens to like dinosaurs.
NOTE: The orange color in the charts above indicate ages that are LESS than the manufacturer suggested age. Please purchase at your discretion if your child is younger than 7 years of age.
Review of i-explore scope
Posted 2/15/2012 by Jane Andrews
I found FatBrain a short time ago and have bought several items that my grandchildren age 8, who are twins. The just loved everything so far that I have had sent to them. The i-explore was an item that both the boy and girl could use and they love it! When my grandchildren called to thank me, My grandson had the i-expore packed up ready to take to cub scouts to show everyone. They use it all the time
The world is beatiful at all scales
Posted 12/7/2011 by Emily Stone
I bought this for my 9 year old nephew, and I'm sure that his 7 year old brother will love it, too. I haven't given it to them yet, but I put it out in the office at the Natural History Museum where I work. I've been showing a simple grouse feather to everyone who comes in, and they are all amazed at the beauty of the feather. None of them even notice the scope, because it's so easy to use, and the light helps so much. I wouldn't be surprised if the 2.5 year old twins want a chance to look through this, too! They're already trying out the spotting scope at Grandpa's house. Another reviewer mentioned that the scope is lightweight enough to take on trail, and I think I agree! How much cooler would a bog walk be if you could see the hairs on a pitcher plant or the dew on a sundew close-up? We will be writing a grant soon to but 8 of these for our classroom. I had been looking for fancier ones for our adult programs, but I don't think thats necessary any more. The only problem is, that now I (29 year old botany nerd with a masters in the Field Naturalist program) wants one for Christmas, too!
My rating of i-explore scope
Posted 6/23/2011 by DENNIS HODGES
Purchased this as a birthday gift for a 5 year old. It's a "toy" that he will enjoy for years. The construction and viewing quality are excellent. It's amazing how things look when magnified 20x. Adults will also enjoy this.
This is a great microscope for exploring the surfaces of objects (it's not intended for slides). The battery-powered LED light is high powered and doesn't generate heat in the way that an incandescent bulb does. The quality seems good. It's very lightweight, which makes it perfect for taking along in a backpack on a nature hike. I would highly recommend this microscope for elementary-age children.
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