Hands-On Learning Fun with Osmo #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 01/17

| December 16, 2019 | 143 Comments

Hands-On Learning Fun with Osmo

Learning can be done in so many different ways thanks to technology. Devices are now giving a helping hand to kids to improve skills various areas they would learn at school. Osmo is a system that brings hands-on learning to kids with the use of a device. Osmo asked my family if we would like to try a system out to see if we could have hands-on learning fun. We were really excited to see what we could discover with this system!

Hands-On Learning Fun with Osmo
Osmo Genius Starter Kit boxed.

How is learning fun with Osmo?

The Osmo Play System is combines digital gameplay with physical interaction for children to experience fun and learning. The twelve games they have available teach creativity, computer science, and drawing. Users must have either a compatible iPad or Fire tablet to use this system (we received a system compatible for the iPad for this review).

Below are the products we received from Osmo:

  • Osmo Genius Starter Kit (compatible with iPad and Fire Tablet)
  • Coding Jam
Hands-On Learning Fun with Osmo
Osmo Genius Starter Kit and Coding Jams game boxed.

Getting the learning off to a “genius” start

There are a lot of fun kids can have with Osmo’s Genius Play System. There are five games kids can get lost in fun playing while learning. These games are Tangram, Words, Newton, Masterpiece, and Numbers. 

Each game helps children to gain new skills or improve upon learning skills. What is interesting about this kit is that Osmo is able to see and react to your child’s real-life moves. A great feature of this system is how kids are rewarded for completing games. It is cute and amusing, encouraging kids to want to keep learning through play.

Hands-On Learning Fun with Osmo
Osmo Genius Starter Kit items.

Hands-on spatial and visual learning

Getting kids aware of how shapes can be manipulated in different ways is important for learning. Tangram from Osmo helps to improve on this skill in a tangible way. Kids move around seven shapes into different configurations to create fun images.

My daughter had a ball manoeuvering these shapes around. The mirror above the playing surface helped the system let my girl know if she was getting close to putting the pieces in the right spot and when she had successfully put each image together.

Hands-On Learning Fun with Osmo
Girl playing Tangram game.

Word learning at its funnest

My girl is great at reading words, but she could use a bit of assistance when it comes to spelling them. The Words game is a great tool to help her improve on spelling, as well as her vocabulary.

The games my daughter played were really fun. The system helped her to begin to recognize how words are formed. She was then tested by racing Uncle Fred to spell different words with the tiles. I liked that the system was able to recognize whether tiles were in the way or if they were the incorrect ones in a word. It allowed her to focus on spelling the words faster.

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Girl playing Words game.

Physics fun for children

Newton brings fun to learning the basics of physics for kids. Users have to guide bouncing balls falling on the screen to a drop in a specific area. The game becomes more difficult as you progress and when you include objects like the Osmo Tangram shapes. A download of this game onto your device is required before playing

The Osmo Pad may be used (not included in the Genius Starter Kit), or any blank white surface such as a sheet of paper or cardstock. We found this game to be interesting. As my daughter moved the lines by erasing the lines, she was able to redirect the balls on the screen. It is a wild game to play!

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Girl playing Newton game.

Getting your numbers in order

Math is an area I would love for my kids to become better at. Numbers is a math game that helps kids improve their counting skills using number and dice tiles.

My daughter loves swooshing the number tiles underneath the mirror to get the correct number combinations or to complete equations. I loved how the system could see if the tiles my girl used were the right ones. She has a blast playing this games.

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Girl playing Number game.

Drawing fun at hand

Drawing past time for my daughter. She loves to create pictures for stories she dreams up or for presents to gift to our family. Masterpiece is a game that allows users to learn how to draw pictures by having images as lines to trace. A download of this game onto your device is required before playing.

This is my daughter’s favourite game to play! She traced the lines of many images to create works of art she could colour in. The cutest part of this game is seeing a video of her creating a work of art in a time lapsed video she is able to share with loved ones. We have to peel her away from the tablet to get her to stop playing this game.

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Girl playing Masterpiece game.

Dance to the coding

Coding is an area of learning my daughter is excited about jumping into. Coding Jams helps to broaden the learning fun! This game is separate from the Little Genius Starter Kit and is sold separately. Users can compose their own arrangements using Osmo’s Building Blocks into patterns and sequences. 

Hands-On Learning Fun with Osmo
Coding Jams game boxed.

Coding Jams is a perfect game for my little one to play! She got right into putting some of the blocks together to create cute arrangements and dance moves to play out. My daughter could play with this game all day! She really loves seeing the results of her coding on the screen. It is really fun to see!

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Girl playing Coding Jams.

Learning hands-on fun kids will love

My daughter is constantly asking to go on our tablet after using our Osmo Play System to improve her learning skills! Each game challenges and entertains her while having objects give her hands-on learning. We love how intuitive the system is to give her assistance when she needs it. The rewards and little extras engage my daughter to want to keep learning through play. It was a great early gift for my family to receive as an early holiday gift!

Hands-On Learning Fun with Osmo
Hands-On Learning Fun with Osmo

Are you curious to find out more about Osmo? I visited their website to discover more ways to learn and play! We also are following Osmo on their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube pages to find out what’s happening with this great product!

Disclaimer: I received the Osmo Genius Starter Kit and Coding Jam from Osmo to write this review. The views I share are my own.

An Osmo Giveaway!

Hands-On Learning Fun with Osmo
Osmo Genius Starter Kit boxed.

Would you like hands-on learning fun for the holidays? Osmo would like for one lucky Ottawa Mommy Club follower to have hands-on learning by giving away one Little Genius Starter Kit valued at $119!

The ARV of this prize package is $119!

This giveaway is open to Canadian residents and ends at 11:59 EDT on January 17, 2020.

Good luck!

To enter more awesome OMC giveaways, click HERE!

If there are any issues with this giveaway, please email us at ottawamommyclub@hotmail.com.

Rules: Open to Canadian residents 18 +. You have 48 hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question in order to win the prize mentioned above. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.

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  1. LisaM says:

    I think he’d love the coding best!

  2. Micheline says:

    I think he would like Detective Agency.

  3. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I’m sure that my grandson would love this but I’m not participating since I’ll be gone soon, a shame but that’s now it is.

  4. Monique L.S. says:

    My daughter likes to dance so Coding Jams would be her fave.

  5. Shirley P says:

    The Detective Agency is a nice kit

  6. Amy C says:

    My kids would like to play the Masterpiece game.

  7. Sandra Dufoe says:

    I think my granddaughter would love the Masterpiece she loves to draw.

  8. Jennifer P. says:

    My daughter would love learning from them all, but the one I would be most happy to have her learn from is the Numbers game – she needs a little help with math, and something fun like this would be beneficial.

  9. Micheline says:

    My grandson would learn from the Detective Agency.

  10. Shirley P says:

    Play with Numbers looks like fun

  11. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    My grandson would no doubt enjoy the starter kit Genius to begin with.

  12. Lisa says:

    My kids would love the coding!

  13. Dianne G. says:

    One of my granddaughters is always sending me drawings she has done so I think she would like the Masterpiece game the most.

  14. Dianne G. says:

    Super Studio Disney Princess would be a favourite for my young granddaughters.

  15. Shirley P says:

    Explorer Starter Kit looks like a nice kit

  16. Jacqelyn Reid says:

    MY SON WOULD LOVE THEM ALL, ESPICALLY CODING

  17. Sandi Tymchuk says:

    My niece and nephew would love the Dance to Coding game.

  18. Ed says:

    My kids would love the detective agency.

  19. Sunshine G says:

    Play with Numbers would be a hit!

  20. Silvia D says:

    my granddaughter would love the Masterpiece

  21. ivy pluchinsky says:

    My niece would love the Masterpiece game

  22. Ron says:

    coding jams for my granddaughter

  23. twinglemommy says:

    My daughter would love Coding Jams. How fun!

  24. Micheline says:

    Another kit would be the Numbers game.

  25. Natalie Lebeau says:

    My son would love osmo! He is on the autism spectrum and loves blocks. I could easily see this becoming a new favourite toy!

  26. Alanna W says:

    I think my daughter would love Tangram and Masterpiece best!

  27. Theresa C. says:

    Words would be a great Osmo game for my grandson!

  28. Shirley P says:

    The Explorer Starter Kit would be nice to have

  29. Sunshine G says:

    Kate would like the Masterpiece game.

  30. twinglemommy says:

    My daughter would love coding jams.

  31. nikitacb says:

    my little girl would love the starter kit!!

  32. julie bolduc says:

    My daughter would like the Detective Agency

  33. Marlene V. says:

    I would love the Genius Starter Kit for my students to try out!

  34. My daughter would love the Drawing fun at hand game.

  35. Shirley P says:

    I would like the Genius Words

  36. LisaM says:

    I think the Pizza Co would be a big hit.

  37. Lori Padgett says:

    My great-niece would love the Masterpiece game.

  38. andie says:

    I think the “Dance to the Coding” one would be really interesting for them.

  39. Shirley P says:

    Osmo Coding Jam looks like fun to have

  40. Denise M says:

    My son would love the Detective Agency.

  41. LisaM says:

    Oh the drawing apps look fun like the Disney Studio Pixar Incredibles 2

  42. JoKing says:

    My niece would love the Coding Jams. She loves to dance and is very intelligent for her age.

  43. JoKing says:

    I think she’d love the Genius Starter Kit.

  44. Melissa Livingstone says:

    Coding Jams!

  45. Dianne G. says:

    I think my grandson would enjoy the game Detective Agency.

  46. Shirley P says:

    Explorer Starter Kit would be fun

  47. Pam says:

    I think the tangram game.

  48. Shirley P says:

    Osmo Super Studio would be great

  49. millerkrazy says:

    Words would be a big hit with my son! He’s doing so great learning spelling right now.

  50. Dianne G. says:

    My grandson would like the Hot wheels game.

  51. LisaM says:

    Oh the Genius Tangram looks fun too!

  52. Israel Y says:

    My son would love the Detective Agency.

  53. Silvia D says:

    kids would like to play the Masterpiece game

  54. Shirley P says:

    Masterpiece would be a lot of fun to have

  55. LisaM says:

    I think the Detective Agency would be loads of fun!

  56. Janet Meisner says:

    She would love the Explorer Starter Kit.

  57. twinglemommy says:

    My daughter would love Super Studio Disney Frozen 2.

  58. Dianne G. says:

    All my grandchildren are Disney fans so they would enjoy Super Studio Disney Mickey Mouse & Friends.

  59. Vanessa L. says:

    My daughter would love the Tangram game!

  60. Shirley P says:

    the Explorer Starter Kit

  61. Juliee Fitze says:

    I think my granddaughters would love the Coding Jams.

  62. Janet Meisner says:

    She would love the Explorer kit.

  63. MD Kennedy says:

    My grandson would love the coding module!

  64. Dianne G. says:

    I think my grandchildren would enjoy the game Monster.

  65. Anita D says:

    My son would have fun with play with numbers

  66. LisaM says:

    I keep going back to the Detective Agency – maybe it’s me that wants it!

  67. Janet Meisner says:

    The Coding Jams kit looks so neat for her.

  68. Chantel Morin says:

    My son would love the numbers one. He loves math

  69. Clifford Perkins says:

    I believe my nephew would benefit from the Genius Starter Kit.

  70. Judy Cowan says:

    I think my niece would love the Masterpiece game, but they all look great & fun

  71. Rosanne Robinson says:

    My grandson would love the Mindracers Race Hot Wheels.

  72. Silvia D says:

    Hands-on Play with Numbers would be fun and educational

  73. andie says:

    I think the Genius Starter Kit would be perfect.

  74. Shirley P says:

    The coding would be awesome to have

  75. My nephew would love the Super Studio Disney•Pixar Incredibles 2.

  76. Shirley P says:

    The Genius Numbers looks like a lot of fun

  77. Janet Meisner says:

    She would enjoy Masterpiece as she loves to create and draw.

  78. The Race with Hot Wheels set would be a big hit with my nephew.

  79. LisaM says:

    The coding jam looks like great fun!

  80. Dianne G. says:

    My grandchildren would enjoy the Coding Jam.

  81. Clifford Perkins says:

    The Explorer Starter Kit would be a lot of fun for my nieces and nephews.

  82. My daughter would enjoy the Masterpiece game

  83. Dianne G. says:

    Newton is a game my grandchildren would enjoy.

  84. Janet Meisner says:

    I think she may like the Detective Agency kit as she loves to investigate things.

  85. Wanda B says:

    I think Coding Jams would be a hit!

  86. JoKing says:

    The Super Studio Disney Princess would be a big hit!

  87. Clifford Perkins says:

    Hands on Play with Numbers would be so helpful to my nephew.

  88. The Coding and music set sounds like a lot of fun. It is surprising how much children learn through music.

  89. Dianne G. says:

    My grandchildren would enjoy learning from the Coding Awbie game.

  90. Cassandra Kazlovskis says:

    He would love Coding Jams

  91. The Explorer Starter Kit would be great for my niece.

  92. Janet Meisner says:

    I think she would find the Masterpeice kit a lot of fun.

  93. Clifford Perkins says:

    My nieces would love Explore the world of Disney with Osmo Super Studio!

  94. LisaM says:

    Monster Drawing would be fun!

  95. Janet Meisner says:

    The coding kit would also be fun as she enjoys singing and music.

  96. Dianne G. says:

    My grandchildren would like the Pizza Co. game for cooking up math & money skills

  97. Janet Meisner says:

    The Coding Awbie game would be quote na lot of fun.

  98. Anita d says:

    I think my son would have fun with the detective agency game.

  99. Dianne G. says:

    The Little Genius Starter Kit would be perfect for my two youngest grandchildren to learn from.

  100. LisaM says:

    Oh the Pizza Co. also looks like lots of fun!

  101. andie says:

    The Genius Starter Kit for my nephew – thanks.

  102. Janet Meisner says:

    I think she would have fun with The Monster game.

  103. Clifford Perkins says:

    I have a niece who would love the Detective Agency.

  104. Dianne G. says:

    My grandchildren would enjoy the Frozen 2 Osmo Super Studio.

  105. Alexa Nicolaou says:

    Coding!

  106. Shirley P says:

    The Play action-packed word puzzles would be a lot of learning fun

  107. andie says:

    The Genius Starter Kit for us. Thanks.

  108. Janet Meisner says:

    I am sure she would enjoy Pizza Company.

  109. Dianne G. says:

    My grandchildren would enjoy the Osmo Incredibles 2 Super Studio.

  110. Dianne G. says:

    Word puzzles would be fun for my grandchildren to play.

  111. Janet Meisner says:

    She would like the Numbers game as she is interested in math.

  112. andie says:

    The Genius Starter Kit. Thanks.

  113. LisaM says:

    I’m going back to the Detective Agency!

  114. Maegan Morin says:

    My daughter would love to Coding Jams Game!

  115. Maegan Morin says:

    My kids would like the Genius Starter Kit.

  116. Shirley P says:

    The Explorer Starter Kit would be awesome to have

  117. Dianne G. says:

    Detective Agency would be fun and help my grandchildren learn about geography and landmarks around the world.

  118. Shirley P says:

    My family would love the Play action-packed word puzzles game

  119. Allison Matz says:

    The Genius Starter Kit.

  120. Dianne G. says:

    I think my grandchildren would have fun with Coding Awbie as it would help teach them coding.

  121. LisaM says:

    The pizza co got my attention today

  122. Dianne G. says:

    Masterpiece would be great for learning to draw. It sounds like a good training tool.

  123. Clifford Perkins says:

    Elijah would enjoy Explore the world of Disney with Osmo Super Studio! What child doesn’t love everything Disney!!!

  124. Shirley P says:

    The creative set would be great to have

  125. lisaM says:

    The disney studio looks like a lot of fun

  126. Dianne G. says:

    The Disney Mickey Mouse and friends Super Studio would be fun for my grandchildren and would start to teach them animation.

  127. nancy stokell says:

    The Detective Agency is a nice kit

  128. andie says:

    The Detective Agency looks interesting. Thanks for this one.

  129. Dianne G. says:

    I think my grandchildren would enjoy combining music and coding with Rock On.

  130. SpellQuiz says:

    I love the coding game. My oldest son is very interested to code different games, even I am not sure, if he likes more game part rather than coding itself 🙂

  131. Daryl says:

    My niece would love the Masterpiece game.

  132. My niece Leila would love the Osmo Super Studio because she loves Disney and loves to draw.

  133. JoKing says:

    She’d just love the Osmo Super Studio!

  134. Dianne G. says:

    My younger grandchildren would enjoy the Hands-on Play with Numbers. It would be a fun way for them to learn addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

  135. LisaM says:

    Detective Agency looks like a lot of fun

  136. Dianne G. says:

    Newton would be a great game to teach creative problem solving.

  137. Shirley P says:

    Genius Starter Kit would be great to have

  138. Dianne G. says:

    Osmo Monster would be fun for my grandchildren. They would enjoy animating Mo and bringing him to life.

  139. Clifford Perkins says:

    The Little Genius Starter Kit would be great for my little niece.

  140. twinglemommy says:

    My kids would love HotWheels Mindracers.

  141. Dianne G. says:

    My older grandchildren would enjoy playing against their favourite Osmo characters in Words.

  142. Amna says:

    Coding jam seems fun for my twins

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