I was sent the Osmo Creative Set for the purpose of this post. I was not paid and was not told what to say. As always, I only review items that I feel are an authentic fit to this blog and are of relevance to my readers. All opinions are mine.
Oh my gosh is it busy in my house right now. Having four kids is fun but everything moves at a fast pace. My littlest is two weeks old and I’m slowly finding my groove. Slow like a sloth, but getting there.
I’ve found I need to keep the kids busier than usual since my newborn has more pressing needs at this moment in time.
To keep my other three occupied I’ve been pulling out games and puzzles from a hallway closet that we haven’t used in a while and have been a little more lenient with screen time.
All three love my iPad but it’s hard to find apps that are truly educational and don’t resemble video games. In my opinion, my kids are just too small to be playing something where they are not learning anything.
Last month, I was introduced to a company called Osmo. We are all obsessed with their games and can’t get enough.
Osmo is a unique gaming accessory for the iPad that comes with games that will change the way your child plays. Osmo games are designed for kids ages 4-12.
When you purchase Osmo, you’ll first need a kit. We were sent the Creative Set to test out.
The Creative Set contains the Creative Board, 6 Yoobi erasable markers, and fuzzy pouch. Three apps, Monster, Masterpiece, and Newton are optimized for play with the Creative Set.
Each kit includes a white iPad stand and a red reflector for the iPad camera. This is needed for all Osmo games.
Osmo fosters learning in key areas such as:
- Creative problem solving
- STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)
- Common core
While we have access to three games, my daughter has been loving Masterpiece and Monster. Masterpiece encourages users to practice the broad strokes of drawing instead of focusing on details. It helps junior drawers build their creative confidence.
Masterpiece leverages Osmo to turn your iPad into a drawing tool. With Masterpiece you’ll get the proportion and perspective of your drawing exactly right.
It took my daughter one or two tries to get used to it, but has since made 24 drawings! With Masterpiece, your child can learn to draw one of the games’ many images or they can take a picture of anything they want and learn to draw that. Masterpiece will transform it into simple outlines so you can draw it to perfection.
- Check out my daughter’s first drawing on Masterpiece in this time-lapse video seen here.
Besides seeing the magic of her drawings come to life in the time-lapse videos, my 6-year-old really enjoys seeing her finished product on display. Since she’s drawn so many, I’m running out of room to hang them up!
If you’re trying to think of ways to keep the kids busy during some down time this summer, I highly recommend the Osmo Creative kit. Not only for sparking creativity in your budding artist, but to also give your child some moments of do-it-yourself activities while you catch a break.
And by break I mean eating a meal sitting down or showering without interruption for more than five minutes. 😂
If you have any more questions about Osmo, be sure to click here!