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Need very good illumination. Tangram is very difficult to play as the game keeps on losing track. Price is ridiculously expensive. It's just a mirror and an Ipad stand. Everything else is software and cardboard letters, numbers or shapes. Won't keep your children playing for long.
The kit suits the iPad mini not the iPad we have. I don't remember seeing a specific mention about the iPad model to use. Anyhow we manage to work with it from another stand, not the one provided for iPad mini.
Hola, el equipo con la aplicación de lectura, presenta una falla ya que NO reconoce la letra que se presenta, la cambia por otra o me marca en mismo tiempo dos letras y por ese error no podemos a subir otro nivel. O lo hacemos sin ningún error y dice que tenemos 5 errores siempre!
As a teacher and mother of a young child, I love the idea of this product. There are some things that make it fantastic! However, for $100, it needs to be better.
First of all, the letter games are somewhat limited. There are only uppercase letters provided and the games are in lower case. You could argue that this is an advantage to learning both but it is confusing when you're spelling words with all uppercase. Also, there is no way to easily organize the letters because they all share different slots. This means that you have to pull out the mess of letters every time to see them all. Then you have to search through them to find the right letters to use.
The numbers games are fun so far. We have only worked on adding and my daughter loves it. However, it seems repetitive. I feel like a $100 app should include different screens and games for adding. Sometimes the directions aren't clear and my daughter almost always needs my help.
The tangrams portion NEVER works properly and it's infuriating. We have tried everything I can think of and we have given up. The app constantly asks us to move the pieces but it never corrects itself.
Overall, the game is a nice idea. It's cool that it is more hands-on. However, you could purchase a ton of more engaging/less glitchy apps for $100. I hope they fix it soon.
The Osmo Kit is not a bad product, just not worth $100, not even close. 1. Numbers App- The numbers app is extremely repetitive. My daughter played it for a couple of hours and it is the exact same level, over and over again. It is an ocean background with a little fish that slowly comes down as you pop the bubbles by placing the correct number tile combinations to equal a certain sum. Example, a bubble will have the number 5 within it, so you can place five 1s or two 2s and a 1 to equal the 5, the bubble pops, the fish comes closer to being saved. Some levels only have even numbers, or odds, etc. I wish they could have put a little more effort and made some levels a different theme or had more than just bubble popping. For home simple this app is, it should be worth $5-$10 max. 2. Tangram App- I have not had extensive experience with this app as it was a bit tough for my young daughter. It shows a silhouette and you must guess what shape goes where to recreate the image. It is a bit glitchy and you have to be pretty precise in placing the shape to get it right. 3. Words App- Like the numbers app, very repetitive. My problem with this app is it is that is all in capital letters, including the tiles. While I understand the debate on teaching children upper or lower first is a debate, usually it is recommended you teach A) Both upper and lower at the same time or B) Teach lower first. How does it make sense to teach upper case when it is only used for the start of a proper noun and beginning of the first word in the sentence? You come across lower-case a lot more often. a combination of lower and upper would of been nice. Again this is maybe a $5-$10 app.
I love the concept of this device and I am debating buying another add-on, but it is frustrating the ridiculously inflated price of this product. You get an IPAD stand, a little plastic mirror device that attaches near the camera, and 3 underdeveloped apps. Just beware if your kids gets bored by repetition. I would recommend it if you find it on sale.