Via a special reflector that you place over your iPad’s camera, Osmo sees what’s happening in front of it. This bridges kids’ real-world actions with games that they can play solo or in groups.
Make a shape with Tangram puzzle pieces and Osmo will celebrate when you get it right. Have a word-guessing competition with real-life tiles. Let Osmo help you draw any picture by turning photos into a set of lines for you to trace on paper. Even learn some physics by using anything—a pen, a toy, a pair of glasses—to guide balls on the screen into targeted zones.
Founders Pramod Sharma and Jérôme Scholler are two dads who used to work at Google. They wanted their kids to embrace technology, but in a way that fosters creative thinking and interacts with the real world.
Osmo’s games all work with free apps, and the physical pieces (for Tangrams and Word games) are included. As Osmo continues to grow, they’ll be adding new apps, too.
Teach kids to embrace technology as a tool and to integrate it into the bigger picture of everyday play.