The Osmo game system including the Osmo Genius Kit is an incredible way to help kids develop their creativity and social skills - all by interacting with an iPad or iPhone in a very different way. This amazing system has the distinction of being named one of Time Magazine's Best inventions in 2014 and is used in 30,000 schools in 42 different countries. What makes Osmo so unique? How can it support kids' learning?
Simply put, Osmo game system including the popular Osmo Genius Kit is an accessory for iPhones, iPads, or Amazon Fire tablets that allows children to explore in both a digital and physical sense. Instead of just looking at a screen, children can engage with their creativity, STEM skills, spatial awareness, social learning, and problem solving with hands-on, interactive activities.
Most of the games are approved for children ages 5-11, which means Osmo can provide years of fun and learning. Each game supports children's learning in a unique way:
Looking for a way to make math fun for kids? The Osmo Numbers Game offers a solution for you—and a whole lot of fun for kids. Your child will learn skills like counting, addition, subtraction, and multiplication through a series of hands-on games. Osmo fuses a fun digital underwater world that will spark kids' imaginations with a hands-on component that will strengthen their mathematical skills and confidence. Using tiles, kids will play the stress-free Numbers game, building up speed at different levels.
Like the Numbers Game, the Osmo Pizza Co. Game teaches kids valuable math skills as they let their imaginations go wild in a play-pizza shop. They'll not only add, subtract, and divide—they'll learn and hone valuable social skills and problem-solving techniques. The Pizza Co. Game is unique in that it introduces children to nonverbal communication as part of the entrepreneurial pizza-shop experience. They'll work on recognising customers' satisfaction from facial expressions and gestures, and even work on their investing skills!
In a world where digital skills are more and more important, Osmo's Coding Awbie Game offers kids the incredible opportunity to learn the basics of coding. By manipulating physical blocks and sequencing them, kids get a taste of coding. In addition to that specific skill, this game teaches kids valuable lessons in problem-solving and helps them hone their focus and attention. This game is appropriate for children all the way up age twelve and beyond.
For another unique coding experience, check out Osmo's Coding Jam Game. This game is special in that it fuses coding with musical learning, so it's teaching valuable digital skills while also engaging with children's musical intelligence. Kids can compose music through coding blocks, creating a unique and creative musical experience.
This Creative Kit game fuses three different games, Monster, Newton, and Masterpiece. Kids will be able to physically draw - then see their creations pop up on the digital screen before them in an interactive way. The Monster game teaches drawing; Newton teaches creative thinking and social skills; and Masterpiece fuses creativity and confidence. Together, these three games help kids engage with their artistic side, build confidence, and work on their social skills.
The Osmo Hot Wheels Mindracers kit is an amazing way to build up kids' reflexes—and appeal to their pre-existing love of racing! Kids can launch one of their six Hot Wheels cars, then race it through exciting tracks that will keep their minds working fast to keep up. In addition to building up hand-eye coordination, Mindracers can offer cooperative skills or healthy competitive skills by allowing kids to play solo or with other kids.
If you're looking for a way to keep your child engaged with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) skills that are so important in today's digital world, then the Genius Kit is going to be a perfect choice.
It includes five games: Tangram teaches spatial-relational skills through wooden blocks; Words teaches spelling and critical thinking with physical tiles; Numbers encourages kids to improve their math skills; Newton teaches problem-solving; and Masterpiece teaches drawing and confidence. Taken together, these five games are a comprehensive way to support your child's exploration in art, math, science, visual thinking, and more.
If you're interested in giving your child or children a game that will provide countless hours of fun—all while teaching valuable and irreplaceable skills—check out the full collection of Osmo games and the Osmo Genius Kit that we offer at Kidzinc. You can also Contact us today for more information!