Summer Learning Made Fun with Osmo
Sponsored by Best Buy
Keeping your kid’s educational skills sharp during the summertime is crucial. In the past, I have always purchased my kid’s summer learning workbooks but wanted to try something fresh and new this year. I got my younger son with the Osmo education system, and ever since I introduced it to him, he hasn’t been able to put it down.
I have tried many electronic educational systems in the past, and nothing has made such an impact on my child’s education like Osmo. My younger son has struggled with reading for most of his life, and along with having trouble reading comes spelling. Since he struggles with spelling so much, he has always been reluctant to do any spelling exercises until using the Osmo spelling game. The game has made learning fun for him again, and in just one month of using the product, I have seen a big difference the amount of words he can spell. The game helps him when he gets stuck, has him sounding out more words, and is life-changing for a child who has trouble spelling/reading.
Along with the spelling game, Osmo also has a kit that helps children to learn numbers and tangrams. My son has been keeping his math skill sharp while using the two different educational tools that came with the system.
Then there is the part that I love, the drawing. Osmo encourages children to unleash their creativity by drawing. Children can snap a picture with the iPad, and then Osmo will help show them how to draw the image. It is fabulous for hand-eye coordination. Then they can email the picture to their friends or grandparents. I have never seen my son enjoy drawing like he does now.
Osmo is compatible with the iPad 2-4, Ipad Air, iPad Mini, and iPad mini retina (not included with the kit). You’ll also want to invest in a clipboard, colorful pens, crayons, and white paper because your children will begin drawing up a storm everywhere that they bring Osmo with them. Find Osmo at your closest Best Buy store location or online at BestBuy.com.
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