Top critical review
Ok, but boring, and it should include the work pad
Reviewed in the United States on April 18, 2020
I really liked the idea of these activities and the tactile, inter-activeness that Osmo does. However, the games are kind of limited, boring and slow (at least for a kinder). Hopefully in the future they update the programs so that our younger child can really enjoy it because I think there is a lot of potential here. I also wish these games had more directions for children to follow so that they could do it more easily and independently at this age, but it does keep me involved in what they are doing which isn't a bad thing.
My child does like the numbers activity, but that is it. He will do the Words one some, but again it is rather boring (so is the numbers one, but just not quite) even though it is an important activity to do. Due to the nature of these activities, I remove one star. I probably would have given 4 stars (I did for the younger aged set) if I hadn't realized a downfall of this set by buying that one.
Since we also bought the younger child one, I learned that this one does have another deficiency. It needs the Osmo work pad. The Osmo work pad is nice quality, and if you are working on a child oriented table with a design on it, Osmo picks up the table design which can be problematic during activities, so that is why I docked another star. We use a piece of paper as a work mat, and while it works, is kind of lame.
There is a parent app that is not all that great, and their app to download and use the activities is so-so and semi-confusing. I did not pay full price - I would not recommend paying full price - but for a deal like I got, it is an okay purchase and we use it frequently so I am glad we purchased it (especially with isolation going on). It is fine, but really could have been excellent, and I hope in the future they make it so. I will keep an eye out for other activities in the future.