At the start of 2020, we didn’t expect that we would be embarking on a home schooling journey. It has been an interesting journey and I’m sure we aren’t the only ones with a new appreciation of teachers. Enhancing our home learning with OSMO is something we couldn’t pass up. We were sent an OSMO Genius Kit for our iPad to review. We can also offer our readers the chance to win their very own OSMO Genius Kit for iPad.
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What Is OSMO?
OSMO is an iPad accessory that gives you hands-on learning. OSMO achieves this with games that use objects in the real world. These objects interact with the digital world shown on the iPad.
What Will You Find In The OSMO Genius Kit?
The Genius Starter Kit includes everything to transform your iPad into a hands-on learning tool. It includes five award-winning games covering core subjects perfect for home learning with OSMO.
Inside The Box You Find
- Osmo Base and reflector for iPad
- Tangram pieces in stackable storage
- Numbers tiles in stackable storage
- Words tiles in Stackable storage
The OSMO Genius Kit Games
Tangram is perfect for developing visual thinking skills. The app contains 500+ visual and spatial puzzles. You play the game by arranging the real wooden puzzle pieces to match the puzzle design on the iPad screen.
Numbers is a freestyle math app. It lets you play and explore math in an open-ended environment. You play the game by using the numbers tiles. Making the sum in the bubbles to make them pop.
With the Words app, you guess and spell the hidden words. You play the game by using the word tiles. Placing the letters down that you think are missing.
With the Masterpiece app you can draw anything and everything. You play the game by placing white paper in-front of the OSMO play area. Then you can draw freely and make your own creations or use the templates for ideas. Keep an eye on the iPad for interactive fun.
Newton is a creative problem-solving app. It has 60+ levels of creative engineering to discover. You play the app by placing white paper in-front of the OSMO play area. You must then guide the virtual balls around the iPad screen by placing marks on the paper.
Which Devices Are Compatible With OSMO?
To use OSMO you need a compatible device. OSMO works with most iPads and Amazon Fire tablets. The OSMO Frequently Asked Questions page lists all of the available compatible devices.
PLEASE NOTE Compatible devices do not come in the OSMO sets. You must purchase one separately.
Little E’s Home Learning With OSMO
As time has gone on Little E has started to struggle with home learning. She was finding it hard to engage and it has started to become a bit of a battleground. OSMO has transformed this! She absolutely loves it and finds it so engaging. What has really surprised us is how much she loves the Numbers game, that is the area she was struggling with the most.
In the Masterpiece app, we have also found templates that are helping her practice her writing. This means that OSMO is also working on those important fine motor skills.
In the below video you can see some of Little E’s OSMO highlights.
What Do I Love About Home Learning With OSMO?
OSMO is the perfect app that takes the guilt away from your children being on the iPad. It is an amazing learning app and there are so many different add on games available.
Not only can you see the fun your child is having with OSMO there is a special app just for parents. The OSMO Parent app sends you updates of your child’s learning. Using the app you can see the progress they are making whilst playing with OSMO.
OSMO really is an amazing piece of kit and we will definitely be adding to our OSMO collection*.
Start Home Learning With OSMO. Enter Our OSMO Genius Kit GIVEAWAY
We have an OSMO Genius Kit to giveaway. If you would like a chance of winning this set you can enter our giveaway below.
PLEASE NOTE Compatible devices do not come in the OSMO sets. You must purchase one separately.a Rafflecopter giveaway
Giveaway Terms and Conditions
- Open to UK residents only.
- The giveaway closes at 12.00 am on the 30th of June 2020.
- Entries will be validated according to the rules of entry.
- There is one OSMO Genius Kit to giveaway. This kit does not include an iPad or Amazon Fire Tablet. One winner will be drawn and will receive the OSMO Genius Kit.
- This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with Facebook.
- One winner will be randomly chosen and will be shown on this post. The winner’s name may be shared on social media.
- The winner will be notified via email, and will need to respond with their postal address within 3 weeks otherwise a further winner will be drawn.
- PLEASE NOTE – Due to COVID-19 dispatch and delivery times will take longer than normal.
- I take no responsibility for lost prizes.
DISCLOSURE – We received the OSMO Genius Kit as a gift. This was for the purposes of this post and to create our YouTube video. We always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, and experiences of the products we receive.