Osmo Toys in 2019
The Osmo Toy line aims to bring tablets and tactile learning games together in a fun package that appeals to children from 4-12. There is a wide selection of different types of games and sets that Osmo offers, and we have managed to limit the best of the best. The Osmo Genius Kit comes with everything you need to get started and has five different games for kids to play.
It is not always easy to get children interested in learning. A great way to get your kids started learning while having fun is the Osmo Genius Kit. This kit comes with everything you need to get started with Osmo, and blocks your tablet running the app itself. The Genius Kit is built for children aged 6-10 and has five different games they can dive into.
The Genius Kit comes with many different parts for parents to be aware of. There's the Osmo base, the tangram pieces, the number pieces, the letter pieces, and stackable storage for everything when the child is not playing. The set has five different games, but only three of them require parts from Osmo. The other two can enjoy the crafts that parents need to deliver. Children will learn about reading, vocabulary, numbers, problem solving and indulge in imagination and creative play.
This set from Osmo is the very best because it comes with everything the parents need to get started with Osmo. The five games included are usually sold as separate games, so you get some serious bang for your buck. It's also worth mentioning, every expansion kit you can buy down requires the Osmo base to play. When you combine the base, games and all the fun new learning activities your child has access to, it's easy to see why we suggest this set over others.
- Five different types of games to play  Built for children 6-10
- Comes with everything you need to play
- Large number of small easily lost pieces
Best Value: Numbers Game
Math is not easy for all children, but it will permeate their lives. Giving them a good grasp of counting and math skills early in life will pay dividends gradually .Osmo's number game makes math something fun and easy for kids to understand. It covers basic things like counting and introduces addition, subtraction and multiplication.
There are only two real drawbacks to the Numbers game. Parents either have to buy an Osmo -base separately or already have one.In addition, a large number of small tiles can be lost.The children will play a game where they release fish in the sea by completing math problems and using the tiles provided to do so. fun and intuitive, which is a critical aspect of getting kids interested in math and then building confidence when new concepts are introduced.
- Great for kids 5-10 years old
- Va rampant difficulty in games
- Teacher counting, addition, subtraction and multiplication
- Osmo Base required
- Many small pieces that can be lost
Best Creativity: Creative Set
Trying to foster creativity in children, especially if you as a parent are not particularly artistic can be a challenging endeavor. Osmo's Creative Set tries to make it a little easier by delivering three fun games that aim to build confidence in your child's creativity, all in one simple package.
The first thing parents should be aware of is that Creative Set uses a whiteboard and markers for children to interact with. Even though both are included, you may end up swapping at least the cursors down the line. This is almost certain if you have a budding artist on your hands. The three games that come in this set include two focused on drawing and one that uses an animated bullseye to learn about physics. Parents also need to make sure they own the Osmo base for the kids to play.
- Built for Children 5-12
- 3 Different games challenge the child's creativity
- Children learn about physics, drawing, and watching drawings that come to life on their screen
Disadvantages:  Requires Osmo base to play
Best math: Pizza Co. Game
For many children, math is a frustrating experience that is as far from fun as it gets. To help your child learn about math concepts like fractions, add-ons, subtraction and making changes, Osmo's Pizza Co. Game is an excellent choice. Kids will serve a pizza to animals on screen as they run their own little pizza kitchen. The game teaches them about important mathematical functions and concepts in a way that is not feels like work.
Pizza Co. comes with many different pieces that you need to keep in mind, which include the pizza base, toppings, and banknotes and coins. There is storage space that can be stacked to keep track of everything, but it doesn't that you don't lose bits along the way. Parents also need to make sure they already own the Osmo base, because it doesn't come with this game.
- Uses fun game concepts to teach math
- F lottery for children 5-12  Teaches basic skills in mathematics, fractions and communication
- Requires Osmo base
- Pizza toppings are small and easily lost pieces
Best Coding: Coding Awbie Game
Getting children involved in STEM learning when they are still in primary school is not always easy. Osmo's Coding Awbie Game provides a fun way for kids to learn about coding while watching the fruits of their work on screen as they go. This game is designed for children 5-12 and uses tactile blocks to teach them the basics of coding.
Coding with Awbie requires the Osmo base to play, which is an important warning for parents who are just getting started with Osmo. Past that it comes with 19 magnetic code blocks. These include directions such as Walk, Jump, Grab and more. Kids will tie these blocks together to tell the Awbie app what to do and then watch it happen on the screen.
- Kids use tactile blocks to learn to code
- Watch Awbie complete actions while programming them
- Great for kids interested in STEM
- Requires you owns the Osmo base
- Gameplay may be too easy for older children
Best Preschool: Little Genius Starter Kit
Getting your preschooler ready for school and excited about learning is not always an easy task. Osmo's Little Genius Starter Kit aims to make it a little easier by delivering a fun educational set built for the little brains. This kit is designed specifically for children aged 3-5 years to prepare them for preschool. The games work together with what they want to learn there to make learning a fun and tangible experience.
The Little Genius Starter Kit concentrates on the skills the little person needs to succeed. The games will teach them about their letters, grow their vocabulary, indulge in the imagination and learn problem solving skills through games created just for them. Four games come with this kit. ABC has them by using silicon shapes to create letters they see on the screen. Squiggle Magic lets them build anything using silicon shapes and then see how it comes to life on screen. The costume party lets them dress up characters and see these characters react to their new outfits. Stories have them mixing and matching outfits to find solutions to obstacles during storytelling.
- Built for children aged 3-5
- Various activities to work their little brains
- Supplied with Osmo base  Disadvantages:
- May be too easy for some children
Each Osmo set and game we have talked about here delivers a fun and educational experience for children. These run the gamut from kindergarten age options to mid-coding for the 10-year-old. Out of every alternative on the market is the Osmo Product No. 1 Genius Kit.
This set comes with absolutely everything you need for your child to have fun while learning. Since it covers a variety of subjects from math to vocabulary to creative alternatives, it is an excellent way for kids to have fun and learn something in the process. It also comes with the Osmo base which is missing from most extra games, making it easier for you to expand your Osmo collection down the line.
Credits – The team that worked with this guide
Jen Karner has been a technology enthusiast for many years and spent several hours researching each Osmo set to find the best options available today. You can follow her on Twitter
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