Cleverly designed, intuitive games that engage kids. Combines electronic device use with tactile visual elements like shapes, letters, paper and pen. Base adjusts to fit different iPad widths. Also a Fire version.
Word game letters are easy to lose. Older kids may lose interest quickly. iPads must be removed from protective cases to fit the base.
Teaches basic math, problem solving, and time management skills to kids of all ages in a fun way. New “stacking” component improves the organization of game pieces.
Younger kids may need parents’ help to keep up with the speed of the game.
Easy-to-use app is a hit with kids, and the included dry erase board and markers offer extra savings to parents rather than using up paper. Monster game is available in Spanish. Works with iPad or there's a Fire tablet version.
Dry erase board is prone to scratching, which can make it harder for Osmo to scan the drawings correctly. Markers don’t last long.
This add-on coding game for the Osmo system uses tactile blocks to teach problem solving and logic. Coding pieces snap together easily and game is very responsive.
Some users may initially be frustrated getting started with this game.
Kids can create unique music patterns depending on how they put the pieces together, encouraging creativity within a coding environment. Allows some of the coding blocks from Awbie to be used (but not vice versa).
Doesn’t hold kids’ attention as long as other Osmo games. Less goal-oriented than Awbie.
Osmo is one of the most engaging learning apps on the market. The kit combines a tablet-based app and real-world based elements like drawing pads, shapes, numbers and coding blocks. The result? Kids are fascinated by the learning-based games and creative challenges offered by the various games available. The first purchase should be a base kit – Osmo currently offers two kits, available in separate versions for the more recent generations of iPads, Android tablets or Kindle Fire tablets. Then, add-on games can be purchased separately – from additional coding challenges to Disney-themed drawing apps to Mattel racing games and more. But many kids get hours of fun out of the three core apps that come with the Osmo kits.
BestReviews wants to be better. Please take our 3-minute survey,
and give us feedback about your visit today.