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Play Beyond The Screen With Osmo Genius Kit Gaming System for iPad

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As most of you know we have had nothing but issues with the school board here in Toronto. Which has resulted in having to take all the kids out of school at one point to homeschool, to this past year having to remove Kyla due to bullying that just never got taken care of despite the numerous conversations, phone calls and e-mails to the highest up the chains you can go.

So, we’ve had to make due. Kyla has been a bit behind the last few years of school – I’m not sure if it’s because the lack of teaching in the class room, the lack of resources or the fact none of her teachers really paid attention to any previous testing that had been done to get her on the right track and doing the work she CAN do. But, when homeschooling I’ve had to take things into my own hands.

I’ve had to spend countless hours, money and resources to try to get here where she should be but let’s face it – I’m not professional educator. I do what I can, with what I can and hopefully she will be where she needs to be soon as the plan is she is going back to school next year with a new self confidence, and self protective nature that no one will be able to take away from her and she’s so ready.

Recently we were sent the Osmo Genius Kit Gaming System for the iPad. I was really thrilled to get this kit because I had heard some great things about it from another homeschooling mom and I knew it would be great for Kyla.

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The Osmo Genius Kit comes with 5 games that encourage learning in key areas:

  • TANGRAM fosters spatial relational skills.
  • WORDS teaches spelling and critical thinking skills.
  • NEWTON fosters creative problem solving skills.
  • MASTERPIECE teaches drawing and creative confidence.
  • NUMBERS teaches counting, addition and multiplication.

Osmo Genius Kit

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Play beyond the screen! Osmo, created by young parents, 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. The Osmo Genius Kit Gaming System for iPad comes with ve games: Tangram, Words and Numbers use physical objects that come with the set, whereas Words and Masterpiece only require use of the Osmo re ector and base. Each game can be downloaded for free from the iTunes App store; search for “Osmo Newton”, “Osmo Masterpiece”, “Osmo Tangram”, “Osmo Words” and “Osmo Numbers”.

MSRP: $129.99 (Includes base with mirror, stand for your iPad and physical sets for Tangram, Words and Numbers)
AGE RECOMMENDATION: 6 years +
RETAIL AVAILABILITY: Best Buy Canada, Amazon.ca, Indigo & Mastermind Toys

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MASTERPIECE

Supercharge your drawing skills with Masterpiece! Pick any image from the camera, curated gallery, or integrated web search and Masterpiece will transform it into easy-to-follow lines and help you draw it to perfec on. You can then share a magical me-lapse video of your crea on with your friends and family.

*No pieces needed. App available on iTunes App Store.

NEWTON

What do Grandma’s glasses, your hands and pen & paper all have in common? They’re all physical tools that are at the whim of your limitless crea vity while playing Newton. Grab anything around you to build structures that magically become part of the game; guiding on-screen bouncing balls to hit targets.

*No pieces needed. App available on iTunes App Store.

NUMBERS

With Numbers, kids can learn math without the pressure of me or the fear that they’ll get the wrong answer. Osmo’s real- me feedback lets kids learn through experimenta on in a stress-free environment. Arrange physical les, including dots and digits, to make numbers and complete levels. Add by putting more tiles, subtract by removing tiles and multiply by connecting tiles together. Experimenting becomes fast and intutive.

*Numbers tiles included. App available on iTunes App Store.

WORDS

This game magne cally a racts players of all ages to play around Osmo as they quickly guess the word by tossing the le er les in front of the screen. Carefully cra ed compe ve and coopera ve modes get people interac ng, bonding, laughing and strategizing together. Fast paced gameplay with increasing di culty encourages players to think outside the box.

*Words tiles included. App available on iTunes App Store.

TANGRAM

This mindful game uses meless tangram wooden pieces that have challenged the minds of millions over centuries. The game challenges, interacts and rewards as you explore and experiment with di erent spa al arrangements using dexterity and crea ve thinking to solve the puzzles. As you solve, the game lights up and reveals the map of even more challenging puzzles.

*Tangram pieces included. App available on iTunes App Store.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I was given this product complimentary to post this review. However all opinions are mine and 100% true.

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