Parents' Guide to

Osmo Coding

By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Hybrid toys give kids unique, hands-on coding practice.

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Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 5+

Not worth a dime

I bought a few sets for my kids cost around $400 . It’s wasting your money .
age 4+

Disappointed to hear that OSMO considers Spanish to be "localized language" for which they do not have plans to develop language tools

I was really shocked by the response by one of OSMO's agents, where she stated that (OSMO) "We do not have immediate plans to offer localized language letter tiles for this game." Extremely disappointed by the attitude, considering that Spanish is spoken by 400 million people in the world, as it is only the second-most widely spoken language in the world.

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (3 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This exceptional educational coding game takes a unique approach by using physical coding toys, adding fine motor manipulation that is often missed with digital play. In-app help guides kids through the increasingly challenge coding puzzles so kids feel successful and have fun with the story-based adventures. The coding pieces even fit together, reinforcing the concept that code has to fit together to work, with each command logically connecting with the next. Unlike a lot of block coding games for kids, this one brings in some physical play, which adds another layer to learning. Unfortunately, the Osmo system and Osmo Coding toys don't run cheap. Though they do offer bundles in "sets" and "kits," the cost is still too high for many families. If you can swing it, the device does create some magical experiences, and the coding toys are truly a fun way to explore game creation and build a variety of skills.

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