May 21st, 2014

Boo-boo? There’s An App for That!

by Rick Kirkman And Jerry Scott

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“Mom, I have a boo-boo on my feener!” Toddlers and preschoolers have a lot of interesting—if not always decipherable—ways to describe a cut or scrape, or where it hurts. There is plenty of lively discussion about the perks or drawbacks of teaching kids proper terms for their anatomy.

Helping kids understand more than their fingers, toes, eyes, and nose may give them a better understanding of themselves, but can also be helpful in being more specific about any health issues or injuries they may encounter. A new mobile app, The Human Body by Tinybop, is a well designed, interactive learning tool designed specifically for children to teach them the basics about how the human body works.

Think Gray’s Anatomy textbook meets a Whoopee Cushion. The app, recommended for children ages 4 and up, is chock full of fart noises, heartbeats, and numerous gurgling sounds. It allows multiple users so kids can create and name their own bodies.

 The latest version boasts a “better vomiting engine” along with an improved dashboard for parents. It utilizes the device’s microphone to help explain hearing, and its simplified illustrations provide easy learning tools for teaching children about their bones, muscles, and bodily systems. Also available is the urogenital system as an in-app purchase.

If you’re looking for a simple and fun way to help your child learn a little more about how their body functions, or you simply think it’d be funny to hear them say “Dad, he hit me in the humerus!” then this is the app for your family.

 

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