The STEM Toys Kids and Parents are Loving! – Osmo – Best Buy

As parents we know that STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) are really important! While school systems are pushing education that focuses on testing reading and math, sometimes other important aspects of learning are not featured enough. When given hands on learning in STEM, kids learn fast and tend to love it! Best Buy we know of course loves STEM and is helping parents find the best toys for kids to learn and have fun with, thus they have all the Osmo kits my kids want!

Osmo Genius Kit

  Osmo Genius Kit is Genius STEM Learning for kids!

Osmo Genius Kit games

Whats in the Osmo Genius Kit!

The Genius Kit includes 5 great STEAM games and the Osmo game system.

Works with iPad Pro 9.7 inch, all iPad Mini, all iPad Air, all iPad 2 & up.

When ever I am asked what to get a child as a gift I am quick to suggest the Osmo Genius Kit. You get so much for your money in this kit and it has a great STEM impact for kids in the learning range of 5 to 12 years old. The Genius Kit is an Award-winning hands-on game system that works on your iPad. It helps fosters creativity & problem solving skills. It comes with 5 downloadable apps: Words, Tangram, Newton and Masterpiece and Numbers so your child can enjoy interactive play that encourages creative thinking and social interaction. Kids can play on their own, with you, and kids can sit next to one another and do it together as well! Some of my children insist on doing it all alone, others love to work together on activities and solving problems and goodness the giggles they have and the cheering when they succeed!

 

The kids favorite game as of late is the Tangrams but Words comes in second place, specially for my 7 year old daughter.

Osmo Genius Kit words

 

Osmo Genius Kit tiles

Osmo Genius Kit STEM

 

 

Osmo Genuis kit: $99.99

 

 

Pros:

Set up is easy! My 7 year old did it and just asked me to check my e-mail, give her the code, and click on a link! Off she went to master the games!

It supports early math, reading, and spelling skills that start out easy and get more challenging.

More than one child can play some of the activities

It includes Art as we know that is part of STEAM and more important than ever now that many schools are dropping it.

It can kids learn the early parts of coding and get a hands on feel for what they will someday see as 1’s and 0’s.

Each game seems to really accommodate a wide range of skills.

As a mom I love the way this is packaged, each game has it’s own box and is easy to store!

No issues with crashing for us.

Great price for the all the games you get!

My 17 year old daughter even loves this, specially the Masterpiece game.

 

Cons:

The programs can be finicky about placement and this can aggravate kids.

Surface must be flat so this means it is not an on the go game.

Surface textures can cause it not to work properly. We put a white paper under our playing area most time.

Lighting can be an issue!

And of course the big one…. it only works with apple products! We have 5 kids, 1 Ipad Air…. and a mess of other tablets!

 

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

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Comments

  1. We don’t have an ipad of any kind but these look awesome!

  2. My kids love STEM toys. We recently built a Robot that you can program and it was so much fun. I bet they would like this one too.

  3. Wow, this is fantastic! I never heard of it before but it may become my go-to kids gift!

  4. This looks like a great kit! I wish they had something like this when y kids were younger.

  5. Such a cool toy! I’d love to play with one myself. GO STEM!

  6. This looks awesome. I’ve not thought of dong stem toys. but will have to look into it.

  7. I’ve never heard of this before, but it sounds like a wonderful combination of fun and educational. I kind of wish it had been around when my kids were young…..a *few* years ago.

  8. All of these STEM games from OSmos look educational and FUN! THat’s a big deal.

  9. I haven’t heard of these, but they look great! I definitely need to look into them for my youngsters!

  10. We absolutely love STEM toys 🙂 I hadn’t heard of Osmo before but it sounds really good. I think my eldest would love it!

    Louise x

  11. Kristin Cheuvront says:

    Osmo is our favorite! All of my kids just love it!

  12. Melanie says:

    Sounds like a great way to add in some STEM fun. With our three daughters, we push math and science. Even if they choose different paths for their careers, a good foundation is only going to benefit them. Having that come through play makes it even more engaging.

  13. Totally need to get my hands on this for our kids.
    What a great way to keep them engaged and learning over the summer!

  14. This looks great!

  15. Looks fantastic

  16. Amanda Montiel says:

    This is awesome!! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Sounds so great for kids

  18. This is amazing. I don’t have an iPad though, just an android. But I may have to rethink that just for this. Amazing tool for fun learning. Thanks for the review.

    • My family of geeks are torn! We have 4 kindles and 1 ipad. My husband is a programmer and loves android and not so much apple (programming issues stemming from his teen years even. LOL) However for Osmo, he agrees, the ipad is fantastic!

  19. These are so cool!

  20. Jeanelly says:

    This is so cool!

  21. Velvet Crown Boutique says:

    I will need to look into this, sounds wonderful for my kids.

    Love
    DK

    http://www.velvetcrownboutique.com

  22. Wow! Toys have come so far since when I was a kid! These all look so cool!

  23. Whoa so so cool!!❤❤❤

  24. This is awesome!!!!

  25. Dana Truitt says:

    Now this looks like a lot of fun, I can see how your kids would love it. What a cool idea also