As a parent, do you think about play time vs. screen time? Thanks to educational gaming tool Osmo, the time your kids log on the tablet can be all about hands-on play and creativity. Just pair Osmo with an iPad or Amazon Fire tablet, throw some cool components into the mix, and your kid can draw, spell, code and more. Read on for everything you need to know to bring games—and learning—to life.

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Little Genius Starter Kit (Ages 3-5)
Preschoolers, especially, appreciate a tangible learning experience as they recognize letters, accumulate vocabulary, and work out their emotions with confidence. With its Little Genius Starter Kit, Osmo brings together its AI technology and knowledge of core developmental skills to deliver preschool basics to your 3-5 year old. One of four games will have your little genius moving and grooving right along with the characters they help create.

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Genius Starter Kit (Ages 5-10)
Now that it’s time to string those letters into words and solve math problems—while staying totally entertained along the way—the Genius Starter Kit is at the ready. Being physically engaged is key, so Osmo came up with tangible tools to arrange tangrams into creature and critters galore, sort number tiles, draw freehand, and even bring toys to life on screen—instantly—thanks to Osmo’s ability to react to your child’s movement in real time. Five smart games have been designed with visual thinking, creative problem solving, and self-expression in mind. You might say it’s “genius”!

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Creative Starter Kit (Ages 5-10)
Just when you thought things couldn’t get more creative, enter: Monster (Mo the Monster that is), Newton and Masterpiece, the names of three interactive games for your 5-10 year old. This next-level Creative Starter Kit immerses kids in STEAM learning as Monster brings adventures and stories to life, Newton introduces the basics of physics to help with problem solving, and Masterpiece sharpens fine motor and creative drawing skills. And kids can play together too, making group gatherings all the more creative with Osmo.

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— Jennifer Massoni Pardini

all photos courtesy of Osmo