Math and Numbers, Math Wizard, OSMO, STEM Resources, STEM toys

The Chronicles of Osmo Part 1: The Dragon, the Wizard and… a Sandwich?!?

DISCLAIMER:  I am an Amazon Associate.  As an Amazon Associate, I may earn from qualifying purchases made using the links in this post at no additional cost to you. Osmo gifted their *NEW* Math Wizard Secrets of the Dragon to my family to share my honest review. As always, all opinions are my own.

Osmo just released a new game series as part of their math games called Math Wizard! We were given the opportunity to check out Math Wizard Secrets of the Dragon!

(If you aren’t familiar with Osmo, check out my previous posts about the Osmo.)

What is Osmo Math Wizard Secrets of the Dragon?

The Osmo Math Wizard Secrets of the Dragon is part of the new Math Wizards series that is geared towards kids ages 6-8 year old. It teaches children how to measure in inches and centimeters at their own pace on a Dragon Reserve. At the Dragon Reserve, children are transformed into wizards taming dragons! They discover new dragons, use their Dragon Guidebook to measure each dragon, and learn and discover what kinds of foods they enjoy.

My younger child pulled out her knight gear because she just wasn’t totally sure of her older sister’s wizard abilities to tame these dangerous dragons! 😉

There are various kits available that include Math Wizard Secrets of the Dragon or the game can be purchased individually. If you are new to Osmo, you will need to purchase a Starter kit that includes the base and mirror for your iPad or Tablet. The Math Wizard Starter kit includes the base, mirror, and two games (Secrets of the Dragon & the Magical Workshop). For current Osmo users, the two games can be purchased together in a separate Bundle Kit or separately (Secrets of the Dragon for iPad / for Fire tablet and Magical Workshop for iPad / for Fire tablet).

What is included in Math Wizard Secrets of the Dragon?

The Math Wizard Secrets of the Dragon game includes two rulers – one in inches and the other in centimeters, food tokens for the dragons, and the Dragon Guidebook.

Throughout the game, children are transformed into a wizard on the search to find dragons, care for them, and raise new dragons themselves inside the Dragon Reserve. Each step within the game is crafted brilliantly to ensure optimum hands on STEM learning!

Once children find a new dragon, they must first find the dragon in the dragon guidebook based on the page number provided and also by matching the dragon they selected to the dragon on the page. This allows children the opportunity to practice their matching skills and number recognition / order skills.

The program then instructs the child to select either the ruler for measuring in inches or the ruler for measuring in centimeters (children initially recognize it by matching the color coding on the screen to their ruler). They child then lines up the ruler and points with their finger to the appropriate measurement for the dragon. If it is correct, it rewards the child.

After measuring the dragons that they discover, they must decide on the best foods to feed each dragon for it to trust them. There are many silly and different combinations of food tokens to choose from – like sandwiches, carrots, sausages, oranges, swordfish, and crepes. This step is each child’s favorite part of the game. Each dragon enjoys a wide variety of foods and dislikes others, so finding the right combination and observing the dragons reaction is so fun! Sometimes the dragon will even leave behind one of their eggs for children to bring to the dragon reserve, hatch, and raise the baby dragon themselves! They are also introduced to various new ‘biomes’ with different kinds of dragons.

Do you recommend Math Wizard Secrets of the Dragon?

TOTALLY! – Just like with every Osmo game I’ve written about, kids have so much fun with this game, that they don’t even realize they are learning. It has been fun to listen to my oldest child recognize that measuring in inches is different than measuring in centimeters. She is also starting to show a true appreciation for measuring in other aspects of life. For example, she now recognizes that various measurements when we are cooking and what they represent.

As for my little math wizards’ thoughts:

“I love finding new dragons, discovering new biomes, measuring the dragons, and feeding them!” – my 5 year old math wizard

“I really like feeding the dragons. They like some funny foods!” – my 3 year old math wizard

As you can see, they highly recommend this game too!

If you have any questions about this game or other Osmo games I’ve reviewed, feel free to contact me on social media or at my email address momgineeringthefuture@gmail.com .

-Kristen

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