Many children today use the iPad to watch movies, listen to music and play games. But even though many of these applications have an educational purpose, the vast majority of them don't really serve the purpose that many parents are looking for: to use creativity, imagination and reflection to improve their critical thinking, problem solving or intelligence, for example.
This is why the Osmo alternative was born. An educational system that allows you to play various games with the iPad. With Osmo it is about playing "with" the iPad and not "on". The child is not only invited to look at the screen but also and above all to manipulate different parts in front of the screen in order to modify the image and interact with it. For example, children do puzzles in front of the screen: it appears on the iPad in real time to accompany the child in its realization. A much more interactive and educational way to play with the tablet.
Osmo is a game system that consists of a support for the iPad and a mirror that you slide over the camera. It uses reflected artificial intelligence. Or, to put it simply: the mirror shows the iPad what your child is doing in front of it and the iPad reacts. A very interesting complementarity since the virtual part will be able to see if your child is in difficulty and thus give him/her leads or clues to progress.
There is now a set of 6 complete kits available on Robot-Advance that are suitable for children from 5 to 12 years old. They all have an educational vocation and allow to learn :
Once you have purchased the Osmo base and games, you will be able to download the applications that come with them for free and start using them.
The Osmo Genius Kit offers the following educational games:
The Osmo Pizza Co. Starter Kit includes the following educational games:
The Osmo Coding Kit offers you the following educational games:
The Osmo Little Genius Kit offers the following educational games:
The Osmo Coding Family offers you the following educational games: