Keep kids entertained while they learn vital STEM skills with Osmo Coding Kits! We had the opportunity to test out the Osmo Genius Kit which includes 5 downloadable apps for your iPad, and Tangram pieces, Words and Number tiles. The Genius Kit is an Award-Winning hands-on game system that fosters creativity & problem solving skills for children as young as 5 years old. Read on for more information on Osmo Genius, and a quick video too!
The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.
More about the Osmo Coding Kit
Included in the Osmo Genius Kit is an iPad stand, suitable for iPad 2, 3, 4, Mini, Air, Air 2 and the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. It takes just a few moments to download and pair your iPad with the Genius Kit. Once paired your children are ready to explore the apps: Words, Tangram, Newton, Masterpiece, and Numbers. Using the interactive pieces in the Genius Kit, your child can expand his spelling knowledge, solve problems with Tangrams, and much more.
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, and STEM products encourage kids to develop core skills in these areas.
Our thoughts on the Osmo Gaming System
With the Genius Kit your iPad becomes a great teaching tool for kids. My boys couldn’t wait to open the packaging and begin playing with the Tangram pieces. Once in the app, you can choose beginner, medium and hard levels, then create unique shapes with the pieces. The beginner level (show above) outlines which color belongs in each space, while the medium and harder levels show a black image challenging your kids to use their problems solving skills to figure out where the pieces belong.
Once they complete an image, they receive points and a map appears. As they work through the challenges they open more areas on the map, including a castle with more challenges inside.
The Number and Words apps offer math, science and spelling games, while the Masterpiece app teaches kids how to draw with unique outlines. As they work through the apps, they earn points for a job well done.
Check out this quick video of the Osmo Coding Kit in action:
New to Osmo is Osmo Coding Jam, the first game to launch that combines coding skills with making your own music! This open-ended and creative approach to music is really fun. Kids use coding blocks to make new songs and unlock new characters. Osmo Coding Jam requires and Osmo Base found in the Genius Kit or Creative Kit.
Where to Buy:
Osmo Genius is $99.99 and Osmo Jam is $59.99. Both can be found at Best Buy stores now!
Shakeia Rieux says
I never bought any of their products, but these would be great for my nieces. I like to get them things like this.
We have an Osmo and my kids looooove the drawing programs and do them daily.
Ellen Beck (@tannawings) says
I think this would be really fun and a neat way to learn. STEM can be pretty dry but in this context it makes it come tol life.
These look like cool products. I love learning kits.
This looks like a great way for kids to learn while having fun. Perfect for summer break!
Sherry Bult says
Wow, kids have so many ways to learn now days! This is just another awesome tool to teach them and have fun too!
Brian Clair says
I purchased this for my children as a fun way to introduce them to creating sequences in a coding format that is both fun and educational. Awbie is a wonderful way of learning the basics of coding skills, starting out with the simplest steps and building to more complex sequences that are more challenging in a non-forceful, non-failure driven way.
The coding pieces are simple, easy to use, and attach to each other without being cumbersome. The game itself is enticing and go-at-your-own-pace, so even the most inexperienced players can have an opportunity to learn. Those with skills will enjoy the game as well, and Osmo has several additional coding games for more intermediate levels as well.
All in all, this has been a wonderful game for our children to learn sequence, logic and solve simple puzzles.