Review Of Osmo's New Live Online Bootcamp Classes
Updated: Jul 16
It’s no secret we're a Osmo loving family. Aside from their amazing educational games we already love, they offered some amazing Online Bootcamp classes this summer for kids ages 5-11 to brush up on their math, coding, and art classes. I decided to enroll Alexia into their math bootcamp because I wanted her to keep up with her math during summer and start working ahead for the next school year. I want to share with you some of the main points of the bootcamp classes and then share with you our own personal experience.
Benefits Of Taking These Classes
Live sessions with world‑class instructors- Your kiddo will be working and engaging with instructors on live video and real time. Osmo makes sure to work with some of the best in the world.
Hands on interactive experience- your kiddos will use everyday school supplies and or if you already own some Osmo games, some pieces can be used to enhance their learning experience. However, be aware that Osmo games are NOT required to sign up for these classes. They will be encouraged to share their work in the comments section of the class my sending in a picture.
1:1 Feedback- your kiddos will receive personalized feedback on in-class work and extended learning activities. They will also be encouraged to participate and complete activities by earning stars.
These classes can be completed on a computer, tablet, or smartphone with internet connection. Osmo Kits or games are NOT required to participate in Osmo Live Bootcamps.
What To Expect From The Classes
1-hour live session per week for 6 weeks
2-3 hour at-home activity per week
Email access to your kiddos instructor throughout the course
What Class Is Right For Your Kiddo
Art and creativity
Brings out your kiddos creative side with this instructor-led art class.
Your kiddo will follow step-by-step instructions to learn drawing techniques including shading and color use.
Start developing your kiddos STEM skill set for our tech-driven world!
Join Awbie on a coding adventure using colorful blocks to conquer challenges.
Explore how math makes up everything in our world, from flowers to planetary orbits.
The perfect way to keep math skills sharp over the summer!
On Alexias first day of class the teacher introduced herself, explained what they would be learning and went over all the program functions (how to take and send in a picture, how to ask for help during class if needed, etc). This week we are on week 4 of class and I am still just as impressed as I was the first day of class.
Alexia's math teacher Micah Brown is patient, knows how to grasp and keep the kiddos attention, and does an amazing job at explaining things in a way the kiddos can understand and relate to. Osmo wasn't kidding when they said they work with some of the best in the world.
The program itself is designed in a way that even though its 100% virtual it feels like you are in a classroom. They allow the students to express how comfortable they are feeling during a lesson by tapping on a Osmo character with either a happy face or sad face to let them know you need additional assistance. After every lesson is introduced and explained, the instructor will take a survey to see how the majority of the class is feeling by tapping an icon.
There's also a hand Icon the students can press that is equavalent to them raising their hand for extra assistance or questions. There are several ways the kiddos can reach out to the instructor during the lesson and I absolutely love that. Kids are encouraged to always share their work by sending in a picture which I feel keeps them engaged and on top of the lesson during class. They truly want to make sure everyone is understanding the lesson and that no one is left behind.
Another thing I love is that not only do they provide assistance during the scheduled class time but they are also available for extra assistance after class. They provide the kiddos with additional work to reinforce the lesson and always encourage us parents to reach out to them for any extra help or questions.
It's a 1 hour class a week but really feels like you have so much more than just that and what parent wouldn't love that. To say that they go above and beyond to make sure the lesson is understood is an understatement.
During these difficult times when many of us are afraid that our kiddos are falling behind on their learning and not sure when or if our kiddos will go back to a traditional classroom, this new Osmo Live Bootcamp has been a blessing. I really feel like this math bootcamp has given Alexia the extra help and confidence she needs while doing it in the true Osmo fashion...keeping it fun, interactive, and educational.
You're now asking yourself, ok im interested now what? It's really easy all you have to do now is:
You can now join the waitlist.
Stay tuned for more on @playosmo IG
You will receive instructions via email
And that's it! Told you it was easy! I really hope you and your kiddos enjoy the classes as much as we did. I say we, because I loved watching Alexia get excited about a math class.
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Talk to you later!