My Incredible Body - Guide to Learn About the Human Body for Children - Educational Science App with Anatomy for Kids

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Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Eye-catching app gives kids a peek at body's inner workings.

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Educational Value

Kids can learn vocabulary related to human anatomy, as well as the orientation of structures within eight systems of the human body: digestive, respiratory, skeletal, urinary, sensory, muscular, and cardiovascular. Through the options to virtually zoom, rotate, and "dissect" the 3-D models by tapping a button that deletes layers and allows kids to look deeper into the model of the body, kids can also learn to visually place everything that makes up the systems in human body as they relate to each other (muscle, bone, organ, etc).  Kids can also learn fun facts about the inner-workings of their body, raising body awareness. My Incredible Body shows the inside of the human body in medically accurate, memorable ways.

Ease of Play

The basic audio and visual elements of the app are self-explanatory and easy to navigate. Eight icons on the main screen indicate which systems kids can choose by tapping each one. In one activity, a green light on different areas of a body shows which part of a system kids can learn more about. Other choices can be a bit confusing and kids may need to practice some trial and error to learn how they function. Adding a walk-through tutorial for first-time users could help this app be more user-friendly.  

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that My Incredible Body - A Kid's App to Learn about the Human Body takes kids on guided tours through eight systems in the human body using medically accurate 3-D models coupled with brief, kid-friendly audio clips. Kids can explore the digestive, respiratory, skeletal, urinary, sensory, muscular, and cardiovascular systems. Kids watch and listen as the app travels through a system (for example, kids watch as a bite of pizza moves from inside a mouth through the various parts of the digestive system all the way to end of the process), and read or listen to the related facts. The app includes options for kids to virtually zoom, rotate, and "dissect" the 3-D models.

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Kid, 6 years old July 31, 2017

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It Taught Me What Will Happen When I'm 9 Years Old!

What's it about?

Choose from one of eight system icons on MY INCREDIBLE BODY by tapping on its image on the main screen. If you tap the digestive system icon, for example, four new options will appear for that system: Listen to and read facts; tap dots to zoom in on and learn more about one structure within that system; play a brief video; or tap on the rocket and view an animated visual of the entire system. Detailed, kid-friendly descriptions and amazing visuals make this app an excellent human body systems primer.

Is it any good?

My Incredible Body pairs complex 3-D models with simple explanations that include kid-friendly language and fun, practical details kids can understand, such as "Make a fist with each hand and put them side by side. That's about the size of your stomach." This beautiful science app is an eye-catching way to introduce kids to anatomy through memorable visuals and mostly age-appropriate, yet still challenging, vocabulary about these human systems:  Digestive, respiratory, skeletal, urinary, sensory, muscular, and cardiovascular.  At first, some kids may feel a bit lost in the multitude of choices on My Incredible Body; adding a walk-through tutorial of one system for first-time users could help this app be more user-friendly.  Adding some quiz questions or other ways to reinforce and test knowledge gain could improve this app, too.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Talk about how each part of a system works together (tongue, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, intestines) to accomplish a job, and then talk about how each system works together to keep a human alive and well. 

  • Brainstorm ways with your kid to keep your bodies' systems healthy. Talk about a couple of healthy actions you can do (or not do) for each system: digestive, respiratory, skeletal, urinary, sensory, muscular, and cardiovascular systems. For example, the respiratory system: Breathe deeply, don't smoke cigarettes.

  • Use the anatomy vocabulary your kid learns on this app in everyday life. Point out someone's eye color, and mention the iris. Flex your arm muscle and talk about your biceps.

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