The Osmo Gaming System for iPad: For home & classroom, it’s learning made fun

I am very excited to tell you about a great educational game called Osmo.  It is so fantastic- I wish I could host a giveaway with it but alas….not this time so I suggest you head over to Best Buy Canada to get it! This is one of the most favourite products I have had the privilege to review.  This is definitely a Holiday must have for the kids.  Let’s face it, we live in a digital world.  Osmo is a technology system that bridges the physical and digital worlds by taking gameplay beyond the screen.  
Osmo consists of a base and a red reflector. The reflector enables the iPad to read the environment in front of it, on the table. Powered by Osmo’s revolutionary Reflective AI technology, the reflector brings real-life actions and movements into the digital world on your iPad. Pretty cool right?!  Even schools are starting to add Osmo to the classroom.
The games you can get are Coding, Numbers, Words, Masterpiece, Newton, Monster, Tangram and their newest game, Pizza.  Check it out {here}

@PlayOsmo is an award-winning game system that will change the way your child interacts with the iPad by opening it up to hands-on play. Click To Tweet

What we love about it:

It’s educational
kids love it 
you can take it with you 
It’s engaging
It uses a part of the brain that stimulates thought, imagination, creative thinking and strategy
Works with latest iPads: iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4 iPad Mini, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Air
You don’t need WIFI to play, just make sure you download all the Apps(they are free) that goes with your Osmo Gaming

Let’s talk about Coding
osmo_coding_1_embCoding is one of the coolest games I have ever seen.   It’s a hand on game that shows you which codes to use to get Awbie moving.  It’s fun to use and fun to learn with.  Each piece is unique and gets him through the forest and to munch away through strawberries. What else is great is that more than one can play Coding on the same iPad.  My son and his friends LOVE it.  I kinda see it like Lego for programming.  Get it {here} $49
#OsmoCoding teaches logic skills and problem solving, and it helps kids succeed in an increasingly digital world. Click To Tweet

osmo_monster_embMonster is also quite unique.  We actually bought the Masterpiece, Monster and Newton set for my son for his birthday. Because you know….he loves his Osmo.
Monster brings your kids art to life.  It’s so cool and the engagement is what really gets us when the kids play it.  It comes with a creative board and markers and fuzzy pouch.  It retails for $74.99 at Best Buy.  You have to watch the video.

Tangram is equally engaging and really makes your child think differently when it comes to puzzles.   Did I mention that it’s good for the brain?  I love watching my son play Tangram, with over 500 puzzles to figure out from easy to hardest he is easily here for a good amount of time thinking and figuring it out.  It’s very challenging and I like that.  It’s a great way to exercise spatial and visual problem solving.  It’s taken Tangram to a whole other level-digitally. 
Tangram has been around for almost a thousand years @PlayOsmo reinvents this classic. Your kids will love it! Click To Tweet

osmo-tangram_emb  Words, it’s something my son enjoys doing with me.  He likes to play it and when we got Osmo in the evening from the postman, the first thing he asked in the morning was “Can we play?”
Words is a word play in puzzle form.  It will give you hints as to what the word is describing the picture and sometimes it’s not so obvious. Words come with over 150 default puzzle images, but if you guess your way through those it’s easy to log on to myOsmo and download new albums created by the community. This added content can really extend your playtime.

With @PlayOsmo be the first to guess and spell out the on-screen hidden word by tossing down real-life letters faster than your friends. A related picture gives the clue!. Click To Tweet

Newton from Osmo takes creativity and physics up a notch and again it is amazing!  I wish I had an easier way to describe it. It’s a creative problem-solving game that involves digital images and it’s kinda like a pinball.  Newton will challenge you with bouncing balls, accelerating platforms and fans that force you to think in new ways to make the ball hit it points.  This came with the CreativeSet we bought for my son.  Sorry, the picture quality is so poor.  

osmo_newton_embMasterpiece is fantastic for your little artist.  My son has spent the most time on this game/app from Osmo as he likes to send his creations via email to his dad that is set up through our Osmo account.   It definitely super charges your child’s drawing skills. Take a picture of anything you want, be it a friend, a toy or anything online. Masterpiece will transform it into simple outlines so you can draw it to perfection.  Or you can pick an image from Osmo.  Just to give you an example visit the Osmo Wall of Fame.  You will be blown away!

Numbers are fun too.  My son got this for his birthday. Math becomes creative, fun and with nothing to fear.  With a counting, addition, concatenation and multiplication mode, there is a challenge for everybody. As kids get more confident in one mode, they can move on the next one, allowing them to learn at their own pace.  My son loves math and this too is equally one of his favourites.  

@PlayOsmo helps kids get more confident in one mode, they can move on the the next one, allowing them to learn at their own pace. Click To Tweet

The thing is with Osmo is that it’s such a cool educational tool that even if you are not too into with your kids playing on the iPad with Osmo it really makes for a fun way to learn.  When I posted on my personal wall a friend of mine is a teacher and has a nature-based daycare and she said:

“We love Osmo!!! For a low-tech family, that’s saying a lot.”

I think you’ll love it too.  Although some of the games were sent to review and some were purchased to conduct this review, I can tell you that my opinions are never influenced in any way.  Osmo is truly fantastic. 


  1. Victoria Ess | 27th Oct 16

    This looks like a lot of fun!

    • Erica | 28th Oct 16

      It is really fun!

  2. Silvia D | 30th Oct 16

    what a great system! lots of learning and fun!

  3. Soozle | 31st Oct 16

    This sounds like a wonderful system – a lot of fun but still educational!

  4. nicky | 1st Nov 16

    Looks like a great way to learn and have fun at the same time!

  5. Debbie Bashford | 2nd Nov 16

    I am always amazed when my 4 year old great grand daughter can run rings around me on anything tech related!

  6. jan | 4th Nov 16

    Best way is when they are learning and don’t even realize it

  7. Carol M | 15th Nov 16

    Education and fun, a great combo.

  8. Elizabeth Matthiesen | 3rd Feb 17

    Learning made fun is definitely the way to go and with this method kids learn quicker and easier too. 🙂

  9. Elizabeth O | 4th Feb 17

    this is great with so much fun

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