Meet Osmo. :) … and help a child learn to code! @PlayOsmo

ad37220.logo_300Osmo is basically a mirror you hang off the top of an iPad camera so it can read specially designed blocks that kids move around to play educational games. The newest set of blocks they released teaches children the basics of coding – the thought process required to think through a problem’s solution.

Two Christmases ago my daughter got her first Osmo kit that included Tangram , Words, and Masterpiece. These are all great tools that are finding their way into our District’s elementary libraries. When you mix a child, an adult, and Osmo you find yourself in a powerfully engaging and educational environment.

The new Coding set of blocks seems like a great fit for our primary students before they venture into popular beginning coding tools like Scratch and Code.org. Check it out: