The Human Body by Tinybop – Review – Learn more about the functions of various body parts
App Type: Uncategorized
By: Tinybop Inc
Version #: 1.08
Date Released: 2013-11-08
Developer: Tinybop Inc
Price: 2.99User Rating:
There comes an age where every kid develops an innate and insatiable thirst for knowledge. Often, this starts with their own bodies. Unfortunately, typical anatomy charts don’t quite cut it because they’re either overly complex or they don’t do any good explaining anything to the kids.
This is where you introduce them to The Human Body by Tinybop.
I must admit that I learned a thing or two that I honestly never did know about the human body. Essentially a virtually rendered and simplistic interactive x-ray of the human body, the app lets users learn more about the functions of various body parts. Take for example the digestive system. Kids are shown a scaled diagram of the digestive system and they are able to representative icons symbolizing food to simulate how the body handles the digestion process. Such interactivity does wonders for the education of our children.
Users can also magnify and find out more about specific body parts, learning about things such as the intricate functions of the brain. Another interesting aspect I liked was how The Human Body by Tinybop made used of device hardware to showcase certain human features, such as using the camera to demonstrate vision for example.
Priced at $2.99, The Human Body by Tinybop would probably cost the same as if parents decided to get individual anatomy charts of the various bodily systems. However, the advantage with the app lies in the fact that not only is it portable, it is also interactive. It’s safe to say that this is definitely the advantageous choice for me.
Would I Buy Again:Yes
Who Is It For:Children and adults with a desire to learn
What I Like:Interactivity is always good
What I Don't Like:Why an in-app puchase for the urogenital system is required when it's already a paid app
Final Statement:This comes in handy for handling the curiosity of the kids.
The Human Body is the first in a series of apps from Tinybop. Each app contains a recording tool so you and your child can ask questions, listen, and respond to each other. Play, learn, and explore together.
• Six interactive, animated layers of the body teach basic human anatomy through the skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory, respiratory, and digestive systems (The urogenital system is available through in-app purchase via the parent's section)
• Includes a detailed interactive heart, brain, eye, stomach, mouth, and much more.
• A recording mode enables kids and parents to ask each other questions
• Parents Dashboard enables you to view, save, and share conversations with your kids
• Easily switch between text labels in up to 50 languages
• Free downloadable app handbook with tips for interactivity and additional resources
• Smart device features include: front camera to demonstrate vision, microphone to show how hearing works, photo and music libraries are accessed to demonstrate brain function, device orientation shows the effect of gravity on the body
• Intuitive, safe, and kid-friendly interface
• Multi-user system, each child can choose and name their own body avatar from one of four characters
• Original artwork and sound design
• Fun for all ages, from toddlers to adults
• No rules or levels, curiosity is rewarded
• No marketing or advertising to kids
To enrich your learning experience, a free handbook full of facts and guides for interactions is available on our site. Download The Human Body Handbook here: https://tinybop.com/handbooks
We take your and your child's privacy very seriously. We do not collect or share information about you or your child, nor do we include any third party advertising. When we use the camera, microphone, and other services within the app, that information does not leave the app.
We do not market to children or collect information about them.
Tinybop, Inc. is a studio of designers, developers, and artists building an integrated suite of educational apps. We strive to create immersive digital toys that encourage curiosity and spark conversation. We believe in the power of learning through play.
Guide your kids to a deeper understanding of the world with Tinybop.
For a much fuller app walk through, download our parents guide at: https://tinybop.com/handbooks
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Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (5th generation) iPad 2 and iPad 3. This app is optimized for iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.
Note: This app is not recommended for the iPad 1 due to memory limitations.
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