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    Osmo Coding, game introducing coding to your child, Tangible Play, Inc., Palo Alto, California, USA

    Developer - Tangible Play, Inc.

    Home page - playosmo.com/coding

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    Osmo coding

    Published on May 25, 2016

    Coding teaches logic and problem solving skills. It helps kids succeed in an increasingly digital world. Osmo Coding is the easiest way to introduce coding to your child.

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    Osmo Coding - New "Lego of Programming"

    Published on May 25, 2016

    We talk to Pramod Sharma, CEO of Osmo.

    "It's very similar to building with Lego. Try to make the language of coding to be the most natural form that kids can easily grasp."

    "Osmo is creating a new medium for children to learn, explore and grow. The journey involves building a strong business and amazing content."

    "We are going to launch quite a few new games the rest of this year and we are growing. We have an international team, France, Canada, US this helps us to build things that are language and culture agnostic."


    I talk to Pramod Sharma the CEO of Osmo to hear about his new game, Osmo Coding.

    The game is for children 5-12 years old and can be used with the existing Osmo game system. The game pairs Osmo’s first character, Awbie, with the company’s Reflective AI technology to unleash coding from a digital environment and put computer science in children’s hands.

    The game taps the knowledge and experience of Osmo’s team of former Google software engineers who were responsible for writing more than 10 million lines of code for products like Google Search, Docs and Chrome. The physical design of the coding blocks in Osmo Coding is the work of a 23-year-old, female industrial engineer who might just be the youngest person to ever launch a physical product in the Apple Retail Stores.

    This uses the same technology as other Osmo titles. The reflective AI technology allows an iPad to “see” objects in front of it, so children can play in the real world while still benefiting from the power of technology.

    Osmo Coding uses crafted blocks that snap together in front of an iPad and are interpreted as instructions that guide AwbieTM on a journey to finding yummy strawberries in her magical world.

    Previous Osmo games include Words, Newton Tangram, Masterpiece and Numbers, which reinvigorated spelling, physics spatial reasoning, drawing and math, respectively. The company’s dedication to creating educational, elegant and fun activities that bridge physical and digital worlds made it one of Time Magazine’s 25 Best Inventions of 2014 and it continues to be a favorite of teachers, parents and kids alike.

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    Article "Osmo's blocks are like Lego for coding"
    The iPad game and magnetic pieces are designed to teach kids how to program.

    by Nicole Lee
    May 25, 2016

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    Introducing Osmo Coding Jam

    Published on May 11, 2017

    Parents, Teachers, and Osmonauts - It's here! Following our #1 hit, Coding with Awbie, we're delighted to introduce our newest game, Osmo Coding Jam — the game where kids learn coding skills while expressing their creativity and creating cool music. Order Coding Jam before May 25 for a limited-time introductory offer of 10% off.

    Jam is a hands-on learning experience that uses Osmo’s proprietary Reflective Artificial Intelligence to turn the area in front of an iPad into a playspace controlled by physical blocks. An open-ended music studio with dozens of characters and instruments, Jam is intuitive enough for a 5-year-old to play, but offers enough complexity for a 10-year-old to master. Starting at $59, Jam builds on Osmo’s work creating tangible programming languages that research from MIT and Northwestern has shown is most effective for teaching kids.

    Learn more about Osmo at playosmo.com.
    (Osmo base not included.)

    Here’s how it works:

    Each physical code block contains a unique command - like drum roll, trumpet bugle or piano chord - that can be sequenced with other commands to create a looping song

    Record and dub over loops to make more complex songs - and code

    Progress through different genres and moods, learning about chord changes and other music fundamentals

    Listen and learn at the Top Jamtastic Tunes Leaderboard where kids can share their music and look at the code behind the hits climbing the day’s charts

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    Unboxing & lets play! - OSMO GAME: Coding Awbie!

    Published on Oct 3, 2017

    Today we unbox and play OSMO Coding Awbie! This fun game teaches logic skills and problem solving, and it helps kids succeed in an increasingly digital world. Coding Awbie is the easiest way to introduce coding to your child.

    Children learn best through play. Combining tangible blocks with an interactive game fires up a child’s imagination, inspires dreams and builds confidence.
    With Coding Awbie, multiple kids can play together on the same device. There’s enough room on the table for two or more kids to assemble sequences and play together.
    Created by a team from TIDAL Lab at Northwestern University, Coding Awbie is inspired by over 50 years of research into computer programming education. The game is appropriate for ages 5–12 and keeps kids engaged for endless hours.
    As any kid will tell you, the more blocks you have, the more you can do! Combining blocks across our coding games unleashes literally millions more programming options.

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    Unboxing & lets play! - Osmo Coding Jam & Coding Duo! - Full review!

    Published on Jan 31, 2018

    Today we look at a music game by Osmo and a dual character adventure game! Osmo incorporates physical elements, coding, and fun games into one!

    With Osmo Coding Jam, place tangible blocks into patterns and sequences (Coding), to enter exciting way-out worlds, where characters can be controlled, along with music they perform, to rock the house. Stand your iPad in your Osmo Base,* download the Coding Jam app, and let the learning begin and music play! (*Osmo Base sold separately in Osmo Starter Kit, Genius Kit and Creative Kit. iPad not included.) Works with iPad Pro 9.7 inch, all iPad Mini, all iPad Air, all iPad 2 & up.

    A brilliant duo
    In Coding Duo, strawberry-loving Awbie and friendly monster Mo work together to overcome brain-stretching challenges. Discover all the different ways that Awbie and Mo can work together.

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