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My Incredible Body - Guide to Learn About the Human Body for Children - Educational Science App with Anatomy for Kids
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
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.
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.
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Windows app
- Subjects: Science: biology
- Skills: Health & Fitness: body awareness
- Pricing structure: Paid (iOS version $4.99; Android version $3.99)
- Release date: December 2, 2015
- Category: Education
- Topics: Science and Nature
- Size: 498.00 MB
- Publisher: Visible Body
- Version: 4.0.03
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 6.0 or later; Android 2.3 and up
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