If you are looking for an amazing learning tool that is also a ton of fun, you will need to check out the Osmo! We purchased the Osmo for our oldest son for Christmas and I am so excited to share how wonderful it it!
The Osmo is recommended for ages 5-12. We purchased the Genuis Kit which includes Numbers, Words, Tangram, Masterpiece and Newton. Coding, Pizza Co., Hot Wheels MindRacers and Monsters are some of the other games that are available to purchase for it.
Once you put your iPad or iPhone in the Osmo base and put the reflector over your camera, you are ready to play! The reflector allows the iPad to see what you are putting in front of it.
Tangram comes with wooden puzzle shapes and you can challenge yourself or play with someone. Depending on the age of your child, there are difficulty levels to choose from so all your children can join in together. You get to make some really neat shapes, and they come to life. For example, we built a horse!
Numbers is a great way for your child to work on math. I can definitely see this being a tool we will use in our homeschool. It comes with tiles that are numbered and tiles with dots. You then get to add, count and multiple to make the bubbles pop! My oldest son loves math so this game was a huge favourite within minutes.
Words is going to be a wonderful tool to learn how to read. We have just played the first level so far, and you get to guess and spell the word. You can also play with someone and you can download free content such as trivia and geography but we haven’t tried this feature as of yet.
Do you have a child who loves drawing? Masterpiece will definitely be a perfect fit for them! You can choose the object you would like to draw and size it on the screen. You can even pick a photo from your camera or on the web and then follow the lines to draw!
We are looking forward to trying Newton soon!
I would highly recommend an Osmo! You can order it here. It makes for a great gift and learning tool. We are exciting to use it in our homeschool!
This post is linked up at the Homeschool Review Crew Blog.