For summer weeks when A.J. didn’t attend camp, we’ve had a few challenges. He’s bored. I’m doing my best to get my social media, video and blogging work done. He’s watched his fair share of Disney Channel and played NBA basketball on my iPad. Then I remembered we’d received the Osmo iPad Game to review. It’s an interactive learning game that allows you to engage with the iPad screen and real life objects to learn lessons. 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.
The Osmo game system (value: $79.99) comes with a docking station for your device, game pieces to engage with and a mirror to attach to the iPad’s camera.
We received the games Tangram, Numbers, Words and Coding – then downloaded the corresponding apps on my iPad mini. By the way, the docking station adjusts and is compatible with Apple iPad 2, 3, 4, all versions of iPad Mini and iPad Air, iPad Pro(9.7). Children ages six and up can play it alone or in teams.
We tried Tangram game first. With the colorful game pieces you match the images on the screen to the pieces provided. Video and audio cues guide players along the way. A.J. got a little frustrated at times because he didn’t get the pieces to match exactly. Once I helped him a bit – the whining stopped. Although he focused on getting the pieces just right, I can’t wait to go back and show him that the game actually takes you through
Once we switched to the Numbers game, he cruised through it easily. The boy loves math problems!
Mom Confession: I enjoyed that he could do this game ALONE and all I heard were squeals of joy. “I did it!” – “Look at that!” – “The fish are swimming!” – “The water is getting deeper!”
Watch: We are avoiding the summer slump w/ @PlayOsmo math lessons on iPad @bestbuy #techtoys #AD pic.twitter.com/JhRh42zhoM
— Joyce Brewer (@MommyTalkShow) July 22, 2016
The timing was perfect to go over some math skills to avoid the summer slump. In case you don’t know, that’s the skill-loss some students experience over the summer when they’re out to school.
I’d recommend this product as a great way to eliminate summer boredom, get siblings to play together and to create a fun after school play date.
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Wow, this game looks pretty awesome 🙂 I’m sure my girlie would love this. I always enjoy seeing the new educational products/apps out there for kids today.