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Osmo - does it get played with?

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#1 happycatto2

Posted 18 November 2016 - 07:01 PM

Hi, thinking of osmo for Christmas presents for 7 and 9 year old especially the coding program.
Wondering if anyone has it, do the kids use it ongoing? what do you think is it worth it?

#2 crayons

Posted 18 November 2016 - 07:16 PM

My 6 yr old got one for his birthday and doesn't play with it, I still like the idea of them. We don't have the coding program though.

#3 nomes32

Posted 19 November 2016 - 03:05 PM

No help to you, but I'm interested as well. The primary school my DS is fyos at next year uses it and so i was contemplating whether it would be good to get because after next year I will be homeschooling (moving overseas).

#4 Quay11

Posted 22 November 2016 - 11:46 PM

We've got it and the programming one but the kids don't really use it (5.5yo and 7yo).

#5 happycatto2

Posted 23 November 2016 - 10:01 AM

Thanks :)
Thinking it might be more of a novelty and only used a couple of times.
It's on special at the moment - still undecided.
Happy to hear from anyone else.

#6 foom

Posted 23 November 2016 - 11:44 AM

I've never seen one only the screenshots/movies/descriptions.

I can't see that the coding will teach that much more than Scratch (which is free!) but it does have a advantage of being tactile. So if you had a child that needed to be pushing buttons or moving things around, maybe it would help. But then I'd be looking into Lego Mindstorms then....

We've gone Turtle Draw and Robot School rather than the hands-on programming approach. Not as slick but I bet a lot cheaper.

And having watched the video - what the older brother is doing is a level of complexity much harder (and a deeper level of knowledge) than the younger sister with Osmo.

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