During the first lockdown, Little E was given an OSMO Genius Kit to review. We were able to use this to help with our home learning journey. She has also been given the chance to explore more OSMO games. Including the Creative Starter Kit the Coding Starter Kit and the Super Studio Disney Princess set. OSMO also has math games called Math Wizard. This month they are launching two new Math Wizard games, The Amazing Airships and The Enchanted World Games. Little E has been given the chance to review both of these new games.
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What Is OSMO?
The OSMO accessory can give your children a hands-on learning experience when connected to an iPad or Fire Tablet. OSMO achieves this with its games as they use objects in the real world. All of the OSMO objects interact with the digital world shown on the tablet screens. Opening up a world of learning fun for children of all ages.
What Will You Find In The Math Wizard and The Enchanted World Games Box?
With Math Wizard and The Enchanted World Games children can practice and learn advanced addition. They will also progress with connecting repeated addition to multiplication. This is done through hands-on play on a fun math adventure. This game encourages experimentation with numbers helping to build the child’s confidence.
Inside The Box You Find
- Access to the game app Osmo Math Wizard using the Enchanted World Games postcard provided
Bento Box Game Items
- A Lunchbox Mat
- 22 Fruit Pieces
Juice Team Game Items
- A Juice Mat
- 12 Fruit Strips
- A Magic Token
Please Note – This game does not come with the OSMO Base. It is required and available to purchase separately if you don’t already own one.
Playing Math Wizard and The Enchanted World Games
Math Wizard and The Enchanted World Games contains two games that help children to learn the foundations for multiplication. The Bento Box and Juice Team games build repeated addition confidence the perfect base for any budding mathematician. With these games, you also have to find new ways to solve the same problem. Which will help to strengthen the maths skills the children are learning during play.
Playing Bento Box
In Bento Box, the aim of the game is to make lunches for the athletes, the fox, the turtle, the hippo, the bear and the giraffe. Each athlete plays a different sport and each requires you to make different numbers using the lunchbox mat and fruit pieces. In each game, the fruit pieces represent a different number. As well as adding the fruit numbers together the fruit pieces have to be able to fit in the available space on the lunchbox mat.
Running With The Fox
In this game, you must make the number the fox is requesting using the fruit pieces shown on the screen. When a level is complete and the fox is full it is time to race. Collect fruit as you run to make the fox run faster.
Archery With The Turtle
In this game race against the clock to make the numbers the turtle is requesting. When a level is complete and the turtle is full it is time to play archery. Shoot arrows at the fruit pieces in the sky to earn gems.
Swimming With The Hippo
In this game, the hippo needs you to reach the three numbers shown using the fruit pieces. You must do this whilst avoiding the traps on the screen. When a level is complete and the hippo is full it is time to swim. Collect fruit as you swim to make the hippo swim faster.
Weightlifting With The Bear
In this game, reach one of the items with the fruit for the bear to lift. When a level is complete it’s time for the weightlifting competition. Feed the bear fruit as he lifts the weights so that he can hold them for longer.
Pole Vaulting With The Giraffe
In this game, you must make the number the giraffe is requesting using the fruit pieces shown on the screen. The main difference with this game is that you can’t see the fruit number values on the board as you place them. Only when you have all the fruit pieces in place can you hit the submit button. If you are correct the level will be complete.
Playing Juice Team
In Juice Team, the aim of the game is to create power smoothies to give your teams the fuel they need. In each game, the fruit strips number value is represented by the pieces of fruit on the strips. The fruit you use must be able to fit on the juice mat. Once a fruit stip is used it can’t be used for playing that level again. It will be crossed out on the screen. There is also a special diamond piece. When you use this piece you can choose its value from number one to five. This value can only be set once during each level.
Playing Football With The Octopuses
In this game, you must make the number the octopuses are requesting. Place the correct amount of pieces onto the juice mat. With the correct pieces in place, the fruit will be blended to make the team members smoothies. When all the team’s smoothies are made and drunk it’s time to play football.
Playing Baseball With The Turtles
In this game, the turtles need you to reach the three numbers shown using the fruit pieces. Making sure you avoid the traps on the screen. When a level is complete it’s time to play baseball with the turtles.
Playing Basketball With The Giraffes
This is another game where you must race against the clock to make the numbers the team are requesting. When a level is complete it’s time to play basketball with the giraffes.
Relay Races With The Foxes
In this game, you must make the number the foxes are requesting. When you have all the fruit pieces in place can hit the submit button. If you have the correct fruit in place the level will be complete and then you can run relay races with the foxes.
The Enchanted Store
As you complete levels and play the games in the Enchanted World Games you earn gems. These gems can be used in the enchanted store. In the store, you can buy your athletes and team members new outfits, shoes and any kit they might need. Every character’s outfit is fully customizable.
Which Devices Are Compatible With OSMO?
If you would like to use OSMO you will 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.
What Does Little E Love About Math Wizard and The Enchanted World Games?
This is easily one of Little E’s favourite OSMO games. She asks to play it all the time. She is eagerly making her way through all of the levels. Math is something she really struggles with and I’m not even sure she is aware she is working out maths equations as she plays.
Little E happily sorts out the fruit she needs to complete each task. Moving them around and changing the fruit pieces to fit in the lunch box mat. I honestly thought that she would constantly need my help but I get told off if I try to help in any way.
Little E also loves that she can play sports and team games. She gets quite competitive and loves winning. You can watch Little E playing the Enchanted World Games in our video below.
What Do I Love About Math Wizard and The Enchanted World Games?
I love that this game is making Little E love math without her even thinking about it. After the math battles we had in lockdown this is lovely to experience. She really enjoys playing this game. To know that she is learning things that she struggled with and this game is making them look easy is fantastic.
This game is for ages 6 to 8 and really suits her ability. You can also adjust the level of difficulty you want the game to be set at, Apprentice, Magician and Wizard. Depending on what numbers your children are working to dictates the level you should set it at. We stuck to the Magician level. When Little E has completed all levels in this set I will move her up to the Wizard level. Math Wizard and The Enchanted World Games is a great addition to our OSMO collection*.
DISCLOSURE – We received Math Wizard and The Enchanted World Games 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.