Pinkfong My Body
By Mieke VanderBorght,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
Pricey in-app buy for uninspired, light-on-learning content.
A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Kids can learn about various body parts through songs and games.
Ease of Play
Videos and games are easy to access. In one activity it can be difficult to place a bandage in the correct spot on the human body.
Products & Purchases
Free download includes very little content; all the locked games entice interested users to make an in-app purchase. Small icon on the home screen asks users to enter a series of numbers before taking them to the app store to buy more apps from the same developer. Pinkfong is a brand that includes apps, videos, and merchandise.
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What’s It About?
Explore nine human-body themed topics with PINKFONG MY BODY. Short music videos introduce the brain, heart, lungs, five senses, teeth, bones, white blood cells, parts of the body, and digestive process. Each topic also has an activity. For example, kids can place bones in the skeleton puzzle or punch out germs with a boxing glove-clad white blood cell. Every four games earns a sticker.
Is It Any Good?
The songs are catchy but minimally educational, and the activities are light on learning content and creativity in this human body-themed collection. Pinkfong My Body does a great job of offering simple content in multiple languages, which makes it easily accessible to a wide audience. Unfortunately, the content is just not all that impressive. The music videos hold all the educational content, as the activities without them are empty of any context. But, even the songs just barely touch the surface of what kids can learn about the human body. And they're quite catchy, which means you'll be singing them over and over again in your head whether you want to or not.As stand alone games, the activities also aren't very inspiring. Once kids run through the videos and activities once, there's not much reason to want to keep coming back. Pinkfong My Body doesn’t offer nearly enough to justify its $10.99 price tag.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about the body parts introduced in Pinkfong My Body. Have kids experience and observe their world using all five senses. Do some jumping jacks and then stop to feel your beating heart. Breathe deeply in and out and observe how it feels. Or sing body awareness songs like "head, shoulders, knees, and toes."
Explore some the keep healthy themes. Talk about why it's important to brush your teeth after eating. Explain germs and how they body reacts to get of germs.
If you're not going to buy the full version, pre-warn your kid about the limited access on the free version of Pinkfong Who Am I?. Some kids may be satisfied with playing the few games and listening to the songs available on the free version; others may become quite frustrated that when they tap on many options, they won't be able to try them on the free version.
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
- Subjects: Science: biology
- Pricing structure: Free to try (free download has limited content; $10.99 in-app purchase unlocks all content)
- Release date: October 23, 2018
- Category: Education
- Publisher: SmartStudy
- Version: 2.0
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 8.0 or later; Android 4.1 and up
- Last updated: November 26, 2018
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