‘She’s a beauty!’ passed through my mind as we slid through the Human Body Anatomy App by Tinybop. What a gorgeous learning tool, especially for a first effort from this new Brooklyn based development company. There were a few glitches, but overall, this company will be worth paying attention to. This creatively sophisticated (and stylish) app allows children and adults alike to marvel in our understanding of the human body without being too scary or too over/underwhelming.
Your child can create their own ‘gravatar’ of sorts that looks like the outline of a young boy or girl then choose which systems they’d like to layer into the outline to look at a little more closely. The nervous, skeletal, respiratory, circulatory, digestive and muscular systems are all represented and the individual parts that make up the whole can be viewed with or without their identifying labels. The user can get a little closer to various parts of each system to reveal its inner workings. What does exactly happen inside your nose, ear canal or veins?
The app is also full of surprises to keep the user engaged, like where does the food you eat go? What happens to your nervous system when a mosquito bites you? Or our favorite—if the app is allowed access to your iPad’s photo library, when you touch a part of the brain responsible for memory, a favorite photo will display overhead in a way that is almost as eerie and mysterious as the brain function itself. I don’t want to give away any more, the beauty of this app lies in its navigational surprises, these discoveries are some of the app’s defining features.
Enjoy this app, it’s a real pleasure to experience the first of their Explorer’s Series. We look forward to more from Tinybop.
The Human Body by Tinybop works on iPhone, iPod and iPAD. It is $2.99 on App Store.
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If you are looking for more apps for kids about Human Body, check out 10 Apps for Kids to Learn about Human Body.