If you are a parent like me you are probably trying to find things for your kids to do while they are home, and also scoping out tons of online educational resources. Last year I had the pleasure of trying out Osmo with my daughter and we loved it. You can read about our first experience with Osmo HERE. Months later our love for Osmo is still going strong and we have added to our collection of games! Continue reading for my review of Osmo Detective Agency.
Disclosure – This post is sponsored. I did receive Osmo products in exchange for my review and posting on social media. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I would not recommend a product or a company I have not tried or do not like.
Quick Recap – What is Osmo?
Play Osmo is a compilation of educational learning games you download to your tablet where your child can learn all sorts of things, numbers, letters, shapes, coding, geography, etc. Osmo works with either an iPad or a Fire tablet. Osmo offers a wide range of educational games for kids, but what makes these games great are they are interactive. With Osmo, kids are using their tablets and Osmo sketchpads, blocks, shapes, and other accessories to draw and create along with the game. Kids will see their creation and hard work come to life on their tablet screen. The games have different age ranges, but you can find an Osmo game for kids ages 3-12.
Osmo Detective Agency
We have been playing Osmo Detective Agency for weeks now, and my daughter cannot get enough of it. With Detective Agency you get to be a Detective who travels across the globe learning about different cultures and nabbing bad guys. With her special magnifying glass my daughter searches for clues and has traveled to Rio de Janeiro, Osmo Town, Paris, and more. (Osmo uses the reflector to see where your child has put the magnifying glass on the maps.)
She is learning problem solving, critical thinking, and how to use her observation skills. Sometimes it hard for kids to slow down and think to find the clues, but the game has a hint option that can be used to help direct you to the area where the clue resides. The game says it is for ages 5+, but I feel younger kids with adult help would be able to play the game and enjoy it.
I love watching my daughter concentrate and get excited when she finds a clue and nabs the bad guy. (She thinks she is just playing a game, but I know she is learning at the same time.) If you have Osmo for your kids I highly recommend getting the Detective Agency game.