Children’s App Review: The Human Body by Tinybop

August 23, 2013

The Human Body

By Koseli.

After asking for recommendations for apps to review, I received a plethora of tweets and emails asking me to please review TinyBop’s freshly launched app, The Human Body. I’d seen the buzz and was super curious what everyone was so excited about. Since my son is a little young to explore the app, we invited a friend’s four-year-old to explore it with us and give us his uncensored feedback. Ha!

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From my perspective, the app itself is beautiful. It’s easy to navigate, well-designed, and well constructed. It’s not blatantly obvious how to interact with the app, but the poking and prodding around makes for an interesting and wonderful discovery. There’s a surprise sound (guts gurgle) or subtle interaction at every turn. (The sound effects are really amazing and add to the whole experience of exploring the different body systems.) If you have a child that learns better by just getting in there, asking questions, and poking around, this app could be a great way to create a deeper understanding and fascination with the body and its systems. Our little friend enjoyed the app and especially loved the sounds the body makes as you explore different systems. We would definitely recommend The Human Body for all kids.

The app crashed a couple of times but I’m sure that’s only from small bugs the team is busy remedying. The app is recommended for age 4+ and available for iPhone and iPad only at the moment. (I apologize to all those that have asked for app recommendations not only on iPhone, but on Android and other devices. If you have any favorite apps for Android, I’d love to hear. It’s been hard to find them!)

P.S. — We’ve reviewed lots of other apps, too. You can see them all here. If you have a favorite app you’d like to see reviewed, let us know.

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 sarah August 23, 2013 at 9:22 am

stack the states is a good one

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2 Sara August 23, 2013 at 2:48 pm

They released a new 1.02 version today. Fixed the crash for me.

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3 Crystal August 25, 2013 at 3:12 pm

My daughter loves the human body – we’ll have to try this together, looks fun & cute!

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4 Gillian August 26, 2013 at 11:31 am

My kids *love* the new TinyBop app – especially feather tickling and the ice cream eating. Great app.
Have you tried LaLa Lunchbox and LaLa Breakfast? (lalalunchbox.com/download) Both are meal planning apps that empower kids, help parents save money and time with a handy grocery list and make hectic mornings much less stressful for families. I’d happily give you a promo code for a free download for both apps! Thanks in advance!
Koseli – hope your pregnancy is going smoothly.

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5 Koseli Cummings August 26, 2013 at 11:34 am

I’d love codes for those apps, Gillian. You can email me at koselicummings @ gmail . com. That sounds like a fun one.

And thank you so much for the well wishes. Things are going great and we’re very grateful. Only two more months to go!

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6 Momzilla August 26, 2013 at 5:25 pm

Wow. AMAZING app. I’ll admit I downloaded it and thought it was pretty but was confused as to what to do, then my six year old took my ipad and disappeared. I kept hearing giggles from upstairs. TWO HOURS later she was still exploring and feeding, and just having a blast. Then at supper she was asking all sorts of good questions.

I finally figured things out btw. One cool feature. You can “talk” back and forth with your kids through the parents section. Kids can leave messages by just holding their finger on the screen and record questions or comments and you can answer back. We’ve been using it to send messages that have nothing to do with the body!

My daughter who starts kindergarten next week never sits still for more than a few minutes. This is like magic for me. Thanks so much Gabrielle for pointing me to it!

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7 Jen September 26, 2013 at 5:25 am

My daughter will LOVE this. Thank you thank you!

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