My Body - Anatomy for Kids

Learn basics of human anatomy

Rating My Body - Anatomy for Kids - 5 out of 5 - Best Rating 5.0

  • iPad, iPhone
  • Paid
  • age 5+
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About My Body - Anatomy for Kids

My Body is a splendid anatomy app that draws children into discovering all the fascinating things about their body in an engaging and funny way.

My Body - Anatomy for Kids Review

My Body – Anatomy for Kids is a really useful app for the introduction of aspects of the science curriculum related ‘animals including humans’. The combination of text, narration, questions with feedback and funny but informative graphics and animations make this application one that is a useful addition to any busy primary teacher wishing to tackle a sometimes complex topic.

Downloading the app is very straightforward process and the user is immediately asked to choose a friend on the learning journey, with a choice of eight characters the child will easily find someone they can identify with. The background music is suitably innocuous but can be turned off, by navigating to the info menu, so that you do not have a cacophony of sounds in a large class! Once your friend has been chosen, in my case Katie, whose name is revealed by tapping on the icon, the application enters the ‘Growing’ section. The narrator, a young, enthusiastic girl, explains everything for you, she asks you to measure your friend with an animated tape measure and the height is then drawn off for you. At this stage of the program the user can have a choice of sliding across one of two arrow heads, the one at the top when drawn down moves you to the next topic, the one at the side will draw you into a number of extra pages to give the child a deeper understanding of the topic. This navigation system is common across all the topics, which include: ‘Growing’, ‘My Skin’, ‘My Senses’, ‘I am Hungary’, ‘Breathing’, ‘Heartbeat’, ‘My Muscles’, ‘My Nerves’ and finally ‘My Skeleton’. On my journey through the app each page has an activity, this can vary between simply wiping a tissue across a snotty nose to answering a question on how many bones in a hamsters neck! These activities are amusing and engaging and act to draw the child’s attention to particular points of interest. At the end of each topic is a ‘Smarty Pants’ section, which provides the child with some very useful background information that extends their understanding.  All of the extended information displayed is eye catching, succinct and well written, which makes the individual topics interesting and memorable with the fascinating facts that are presented. The ‘My Growth’ section of the app contains a delightful data collection exercise on wiggly teeth, body height and foot size, so that children can track their progress.

The graphics and animations are simply drawn in a stylized way to enhance the levels of understanding and the producer has cleverly put together a series of captivating interactive animations to really get to grips with a child’s understanding of sometimes, complex concepts. Of special note in the app, for me, is the jigsaw skeleton app, a very simplistic game but offering a really useful learning task. The narration is also simple but clever and each written text can be touched for the young girl to speak the sentence and reinforce levels of understanding.

This is an excellent app, obviously well thought out, planned and implemented by the producer. The help guide for the parent and teacher is easily accessible, if you know your times table, with some extremely useful sections of extension work and there appears to be a thriving social media community of users, always a good sign of a sustainable product. Overall this app is a worthy addition to a busy primary school teachers toolbox in need of a great solution to introduce ‘animals including humans’ into the class. My grandchildren loved it as well!

App Details

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Devices

iPad, iPhone

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Skills

Cognitive Development
Critical Thinking
Engagement and Usability
Academic Relevance

Safeguarding

In-App Purchases - No

In-App Advertising - Yes - 1st Party

Publisher

urbn pockets

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