National Geographic 4-in-1 Explorer Navigation Tool

from Uncle Milton


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  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy


Overall Editor's Rating

What It Is

The National Geographic 4-in-1 Explorer Navigation Tool is a compass, thermometer, whistle, and signal mirror all in one. One side panel shows the temperature in both Fahrenheit and Celsius. The other side panel opens up to reveal a mirror for signaling friends and the compass. On the bottom of the tool is a whistle, which can also be used for signaling friends. It comes with a carabiner clip so that kids can attach it to a belt loop or backpack while they are out exploring. The toy comes with an Activity Guide that includes suggestions for different ways kids can use the Navigation Tool. The Activity Guide also directs kids to, a website where kids can learn about National Geographic explorers, find more activities to do with the Navigation Tool, and more.

Is It Fun?

The 4-in-1 Explorer Navigation Tool gives kids the tools they need to explore the world around them just like adult explorers. It introduces kids to reading a thermometer and using a compass to find their way, whether exploring inside or in the backyard.

Who It’s For

The National Geographic 4-in-1 Explorer Navigation Tool is for ages 5 and up.

It's ideal for kids curious about the world around them and who like exploring in the backyard or on hikes with the family.

What To Be Aware Of

Even though the Navigation Tool includes a compass so kids can know which direction they're going, that doesn't mean that kids are ready to go out exploring by themselves. Adult supervision (and participation) is recommended when kids go exploring beyond the backyard.