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We bought Genius kit after hearing about it since long from kid's school and our friends who has the product. After playing with the product along with my daughter, I would highly recommend it and think it is every penny worth at the price $99.99. Though there are a lot of learning games in the market which allows kids to learn basic mathematics and practice it; I think this one is unique because it never makes them glued to the screen. As far a kid is concerned, it's like they are playing with chips of a board game or using a pen to draw and competing to finish the challenges thrown by the screen. That is so cool! Of all the games, I loved the Numbers game. I can't think about a better way to teach kids addition and subtraction and that too at a mental math level. Osmo team has figured out a way to make the kids relate addition to "bring units together" and subtraction to "separate out units". That's precisely what it is and since the idea is hit at such a basic level, kids are easily able to grasp the concepts. I would highly recommend all parents to play these games along with the kids and gently let them understand that the things they are doing in Numbers game is nothing but the "boring" addition and subtraction they learn at their school. I have seen this really motivating my daughter who has now started using the mental calculation idea back at school while doing the same. In my opinion, this the best way to derive unbelievable value out of this product. You just need to do it a couple of times, your child will take it up from there. Similarly, found the Words game a good way to improve spellings and vocabulary. Osmo has lot more libraries on their My Osmo portal. Make sure you sign up while doing registration and download these libraries.
This set is actually upgraded quite a bit from their original set. It includes these great plastic containers perfect for storage.
My daughter really likes the tangrams - they have levels that get more difficult as it goes along.
The number game is pretty fun too but perhaps a little too easy for my 9 year old. But when we had the original set at age 5, I had her play with it for 10min everyday and I found she gained more confidence with addition and substraxtion. Plus she never complained playing with it (compared to practicing math in a traditional workbook)
I’d high recommend getting this kit starting age 4 or 5. But probably becomes too easy after age 8. If your child is younger, I’d recommend the junior kit!!
I think it’s over priced for what it is. There are so many educational apps out there that don’t cost this much. This one has interactive playing pieces but they’re some plastic or wooden pieces. A plastic base to hold your iPad. And a plastic piece with a mirror that sits on your camera to reflect down. This cost nothing to make. Not worth the cost it’s charging you. So there are 5 games I think. My 5 yr old kid does like them. So that’s good. But if you wanna buy any more games you’ll spend a whole lot more again. Personally we get a lot more out of abc mouse and homer app. We pay a much smaller monthly or annual fee for those. We can take them on the go without any pieces. And those allow al my kids of different ages to play their own level for the same price on one account. So I would suggest those over Osmo. You get much more bang for your buck and it can be used for all ages anywhere you are.