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Numbers is a great game. My 5 year old son loves it. The words game is just beginning to be his favorite and even I enjoy doing the shapes game with him. All in all a great buy. Very educational. And a great gift.
I think it’s over priced for what it is. There are so many educational apps out there that don’t cost this much. This one has interactive playing pieces but they’re some plastic or wooden pieces. A plastic base to hold your iPad. And a plastic piece with a mirror that sits on your camera to reflect down. This cost nothing to make. Not worth the cost it’s charging you. So there are 5 games I think. My 5 yr old kid does like them. So that’s good. But if you wanna buy any more games you’ll spend a whole lot more again. Personally we get a lot more out of abc mouse and homer app. We pay a much smaller monthly or annual fee for those. We can take them on the go without any pieces. And those allow al my kids of different ages to play their own level for the same price on one account. So I would suggest those over Osmo. You get much more bang for your buck and it can be used for all ages anywhere you are.
I recently bought this for me 6 year old daughter. The possibilities with this tool are endless. We love the word game. It even allows you to add in your own customized words so you can have your little one study things like their classes weekly spelling words.
Nice kit but we found there is no subtraction in numbers it has just counting adding and multiplication. I bought this for my 7 yr old son to learn subtraction easily but we disappointed rest of things good he enjoyed to play tangram. He had already Osmo mind racers two years ago.
My 6 year old son isn't really into learning. We try a lot of different learning styles to try and get him excited. We bought this starter kit and some of the other lessons and accessories. He thought the math game was fun for about a month. The drawing game and monster game were his favorites. I bought the $9.99 mining letter game hoping to get him into English a tad more. Unfortunately, the game doesn't even tell him what the word says. So he doesn't learn anything unless I sit right next to him the whole time.
Basically this is a pretty neat leaning system for a kid who enjoys learning. If your kid isn't into learning normally, this wont change much.
I was looking for an interactive way to engage my daughter on the iPad instead of her watching YouTube videos. I found this and after watching all the videos, I was very excited. After receiving it, however, I realized that this set doesn’t include the drawing board which my daughter asked for after watching the videos. Sigh. My fault, but seriously who has the time to do all this research? Also, the apps are laggey and slow. One of the apps wouldn’t open for us so we sat there waiting and waiting until she decided she wanted nothing to do with this again. There are a lot of pieces and some seemed very redundant. I don’t need two sets of letters or numbers... etc. Overall, it’s been collecting dust in my house so it’s been a busy for us but may fit another kids’ personality better.
As a former teacher, I tend to like physical hands-on learning experiences and am not big on the whole “screen time” thing for young children. HOWEVER, the OSMO learning system is AMAZING. Seriously, neatest game system ever. I love watching my kiddos play it and don’t even feel guilty about letting them have screen time to play on it during the week. What you get for the price point is worth every penny. The apps are easy to install and navigate. The games are fantastic and very engaging, without being over the top. The first few times I had to help my Kindergartener get it set up, but after a few times playing with it, she can even set it up for her preschool aged sibling. I’m so glad we chose to purchase the Genius set rather than piece by piece, though we did add the Pizza game (addition/subtraction/math), as well as the Detective game (problem solving) as separate purchases (which are also a big hit at our house!).
Osmo was recommended to me several years ago. I had forgotten about it until my house became “Gram School” while our world was social distancing. Our five year old grandson initially enjoyed the learning tools I had on hand, but I felt there was something else we could be doing to challenge him. I chose the Osmo Genius Starter Kit for IPad for 6-10 year olds after reading a review which indicated the five year old was ready for a more advanced level. Great advice! This kit comes with 5 different Learning Programs. The child is able to advance through the different levels as he/she is ready. My grandson is in Pre-K and we have chosen the Junior level. These math skills and letter sounds are spot on for him. He is learning to add and subtract and identify letter sounds without frustration. I can see him gaining confidence as he chooses the playing pieces to answer the questions. There are a few games guided by special characters which he enjoys. The Tangram offers puzzles at the Junior level and allows him to advance as he is ready. He is not as interested in Masterpiece a drawing program and is just learning the concept of Newton which is described as creative engineering with virtual balls and creating paths for them with shapes and everyday tools. There is a program for the phone for the parent to monitor progress and time spent on activities. As this is for a young child, I sit with him and supervise. I haven’t seen any clear cut directions for playing some of these games, although my grandson picked right up on it. I would prefer that I could lock the game from advancing until the child is ready for the next level. This was a bit problematic, and then he learned for himself that he was not ready for the next level. I would recommend this for any family. Although the initial cost is a bit pricey, if he uses this as a learning tool the next five years, it is money well spent. This package comes with the base for the tablet and five games. Other games can be purchased and used on this same base.