Tinybop, a maker of educational iOS apps for kids based in Brooklyn, New York, has recently released its first product – the Human Body, a highly visual, interactive anatomy app designed to stimulate children to learn about the human body. The app contains interactive animations for the skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory, respiratory and digestive systems. Interestingly, it uses little if any text, enabling the user to explore the system quite freely without it feeling like learning.
The app was extensively beta-tested with children to ensure an engaging experience and the inclusion of a few key interactive features. Aside from a large selection of “bottom-noises,” kids can also observe the body’s reaction to movement, digestion and even eye-poking.
The visuals used in the app are very striking and were created in collaboration with Kelli Anderson, a New York-based artist and illustrator. It seems Kelli got so involved in the animation process that she created a stop-go animation short based on her work with TinyBop.
While the app itself is not designed to provide detailed information on our anatomical functions, Tinybop expects its users to come away with plenty of questions for mum or dad, and this is where the real learning is done. To facilitate this, Tinybop have a free downloadable 22-page handbook which explains to parents how each of the systems works and anticipates typical questions from curious children.
We love it! Human Body may well breed a whole new generation of Medgadgeteers.
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