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My kids have had an iPad for years, but lately they haven’t been using it for much more than playing Minecraft or watching YouTube videos. This is why I was so excited to try out Osmo, a unique game system that changes the way kids interact with their iPad by opening it up to hands-on play, providing them with a fun, exciting, and creative way to explore science, words, art, numbers, and more!
First off, you must have an iPad to use this game system. Osmo is compatible with the Apple iPad 2, 3, 4, all versions of the iPad mini and iPad Air, and the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. You do have to remove the case from the iPad, so we’ve been using Osmo with my mini instead of the girls’ big iPad which has a protective case that’s hard to take on and off. I believe that Osmo is working on a solution for this, however.
The set includes a mirror, a sturdy base and game pieces. You must download 5 game apps (for free) from the App Store; they don’t take up much memory at all. You should also have a supply of white paper (or a white dry-erase board), pencils, crayons, or markers for drawing, and a solid colored surface for playing.
Set up is simple. You put the iPad vertically in the white Osmo base and place the red reflector centered over the front camera. Now the iPad can see what’s in front of it and it’s time to PLAY!
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