When it comes to learning about our own bodies, I don’t think anyone can really understand it all. Not even doctors or scientists are completely confident of why we hiccup, or have tonsils, or don’t grow hair on the bottom of our feet. When your little one asks you why we poop, grab This is my body – Anatomy for kids and learn together all about the digestive system, the respiratory system, the skeletal system, and more.
To start learning, users choose a child to represent the body. You can pick a boy or a girl, and select an ethnic identity that best represents your own, or one you’d prefer to learn with. Once chosen, a child will appear with a flag on the top of the screen and another to the right. Each flag offers different information and anatomy selection. If you swipe downward, you will reveal different layers of the body’s anatomy. If you swipe from the right, you will reveal information about the layer you currently are on.
For example, swipe downward to see the digestive system. The main page will show the child’s intestinal track with a piece of food and drink. Drag the apple or glass of milk to the child’s mouth to see the digestive system at work. To find out more about it, swipe the flag on the right side of the screen. You will find out what your body does with the nutrients from food, why your tummy rumbles when you are hungry, and why it is so important to drink lots of water every day.
Each section is full of helpful information about our bodies. The interactive features help engage children in the learning process. You will find out about hair and nail growth, skin, the five senses, and all our systems. There are games to play, quiz questions to answer, and lots of tap-and-drag features to keep you learning. I found out more about my own body by using this app than I ever did in fourth grade.
There are lots of things to explore and discover. You can learn all about the different systems of our body, layer by layer, as you investigate each section of the digestive, respiratory, circular, muscular, nervous, and skeletal system.
What I liked: I love the interaction kids have with this app. You can swipe downward, to the right, and to the left to discover new bits of information. The mini games and quiz questions help solidify the new knowledge in your memory.
What I didn’t like: I didn’t like the narration. I realize how helpful it is to young ones who may not be able to read very well, but I’d like to be able to turn off the audio in the app.
To buy or not to buy: What a great way to learn about the body. If you have a child under the age of 10, this is a fantastic app for helping kids understand the parts of the body and what they do.
- Name: This is my body – Anatomy for kids
- Version Reviewed: 1.0
- Category: Education
- Developer: Urbn Pockets
- Price: $1.99