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I got this for a 5 year old that is highly interested in tinkering/building big Lego sets, and generally quite interested in science. He does have a good attention span for a 5 year old, which I think always helps with this sort of toy. Now, as for the toy, as usual with Osmo the toy pieces intended for the kid to manipulate are very high quality, so the only issue is keeping one from getting lost. As for the games...I was an engineering major in college, and had no intro to coding before I "had" to take the course and learn it. I actually think it's a great idea to expose kids who are into science early, and there aren't too many ways to do it. The kid I bought this for had just had his STEM coding summer camp cancelled due to COVID. I really appreciate the goal of this product.
I bought this for my precocious four year old to help him learn basic coding. The pieces are very high quality and are easy to put together even for a younger kid. Some of the logic will take him some time to figure out, but it's a good parent/child activity for us. He is having fun getting Awbie to do stuff on the game even if its not quite what he should be doing ;). I think with time he will be able to independently learn to build more complex code sequences. This is a great choice for a parent that is looking to help their child learn while playing fun games.
My kids love the Osmos coding starter kit. The 3 games that are a part of the kit is plenty to keep the kids busy. It helps with their analytical skills and helps in solving problems while they are having fun. This is a great especially during quarantine time and keeps them busy!
My 4 year old loves Osmo Coding. He loves the challenge of solving problems even when it takes him a while. I like the quality of Osmo products, we own little Genius, Genius, and now Coding. I would definitely recommend this product for our little ones.
This is one of the best educational iPad apps I have in my arsenal to keep the kids busy. The BEG to play this and I feel good about letting them do so. In the box: Osmo base Osmo Coding Family Bundle
To get started, you download the Osmo app and indicate which package you have. After doing that, it instructs you to download several other games depending on the Osmo bundle that you purchased. For this coding bundle, it works with three different free to download Coding Awbie, Coding Jam, and Coding Duo. Coding Awbie - "Start here to learn basic coding fundamentals" Coding Jam - "Get creative with code and make your own music" Coding Duo - "Show off yours skills in this advanced puzzle game"
Because all three of the kids want to play at once, I ordered a Osmo Genius starting bundle so that I could get a second base as well as get another game. I have tried to have two kids use the coding apps at one time (I downloaded the game onto two iPads) which kind of works. The kids run out of some of the basic pieces like the "Walk". It can be done but be prepared for some squabbling if the kids don't share pieces well.
The one minor complaint I have, and it really is minor, is how the boxes stack together when you start having more than one set of Osmos. They made it so that the base can stack nicely onto the rectangle sized coding box. They also made it so that the Genius bundle set, which has square boxes half the size), can stack nicely on top of the coding box. But because the boxes from the Genius set has a lip on them, it makes it so you can't stack the coding box on them or the base. If they had made a notch in the box for the coding set or under the Osmo base itself, it would make it so that you'd be able to stack it. Again... such a minor thing that I don't mind it that much for such a great product.