Osmo Genius Kit Review

Fiona Fennessy

Getting kids to love science, spelling and maths without it being a forced lesson can be difficult. There are tons of STEM-based learning toys on the market.
This gift is so good you won't want to give it away.

The new Osmo Genius Kit allows children between 5 and 12 years to play five different games; tangram, numbers, words, masterpiece, and newton.

Osmo technology allows the device to "see” the user move pieces in front of the screen. It can do this because of the small red mirror adaptor which is placed over the device's camera, reflecting down. It can interact with the user and give them encouragement, guidance and share a laugh. The stand is portable allowing for play to take place anywhere

There is hours of fun involved with the Genius Kit. One game which works on maths skills involves arranging physical tiles, adding more or subtracting them all through play. There are levels to complete making it rewarding yet challenging. Charlotte followed the instructions of the game and felt relaxed because she could progress at her own pace. 

What's included in the Genius Kit?

All kits and games are available in JB Hi-Fi, Australian Geographic, Office Works, Harvey Norman and Apple stores.