“I received Osmo Genius in exchange for my honest opinion”
We have all heard that screen time is bad for kids. According to researchers, children should not be on computer devices for a certain amount of time. I say all of that to say that it’s not so much about how much time they spend but what they are doing with that time. Too much of anything is not good so it’s all about balance.
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When my kids are on their tablets I like for them to play games that stimulate their brain in an engaging way. Osmo is one of those games that stimulate thinking. Osmo is a tangible hands on play approach for learning, smiling, curious, questioning, happy healthy children.
What I like about Osmo is that it engages them and makes them use their imagination. Osmo comes with different Kits but the one I will be talking about is the Genius Kit. The genius kit comes with 5 hands on games. The games are Tangram, Numbers, Words, Masterpiece and Newton.
Tangram– You get 7 puzzle pieces and you have to use the shapes to copy the shape on the screen yes it may look easy but it’s really not that easy. What I love about it is that the levels increase as you pass each stage. At first my 7 year old son had a hard time matching what he saw on screen to actual figure off screen. He’s not very hands on but as he kept playing he got better and loves this game.
Numbers– This was a perfect game as we are making sure that he effectively knows how to add numbers. Numbers app teaches them how to combine different numbers to get the same result. They get 40 textile numbers, 2 sets of digits and 2 sets of dots. The objective of the game is that they have to pop bubbles by adding the correct number to free goldfish.
Words– We like words because it teaches them how to spell but in a way that makes it fun. My son also helps my daughter learn how to spell the words. The word appears and they have to find the missing letter I have watched my son help my daughter spell certain words by sounding it out.
Masterpiece– This is for the aspiring artist. My daughter is always drawing so this app is perfect for her what I like about this app is that you can still draw using a sheet of paper if you don’t get the drawing board (but of course its more cost effective).
We absolutely love Osmo and I know you and your little ones will get excited about it too. Osmo has a great price tag too. My only problem is that it wasn’t around when I was a kid. My son can’t wait to try the other packs like Hot Wheels and Pizza Co.