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Kids Can Learn about the Human Body with Body Parts – Basic for iOS

Gomathy Shankaran

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On March 8, 2015 , 3:49 pm
Last modified:April 23, 2015 , 11:47 am


Body Parts - Basic is an educational app for iPhone and iPad that teaches young kids about the human body. This is achieved through cute animations, narration, short video clips, and quizzes. While the app itself is decent, the only big drawback is the price. However, this is slightly offset by the fact that the app is universally compatible with all devices.

There certainly isn’t a shortage of educational apps available for iPhone and iPad. These apps cover pretty much every subject, from language learning to math and everything in between. Body Parts – Basic is a fun app that teaches kids about different parts of the body through images and audio.

Body Parts – Basic, developed by Gomathy Shankaran, is a unique kids app that uses pictures to help youngsters learn about the human body. The main screen of the app shows 7 different body parts: eyes, nose, ears, lips, hands, fingers, and feet.

Tapping on one of the body parts reveals an illustration that shows the location of the part on the body, along with a cute sound aid that speaks the word of the part. This is really helpful for young kids who are learning, so I definitely recommend enabling audio and/or using headphones with Body Parts – Basic.

One of the things I really like about Body Parts – Basic is that kids are free to navigate the app as they please. This is great for kids who enjoy exploring apps without being locked into a focused path of learning.

Also, Body Parts – Basic features a separate learning section that covers three main parts of the body: upper, middle, and, lower parts. Each section shows a brief animated video that points out each part. This is a great way to see the “bigger picture” and keep kids interested.

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Lastly, there’s a quiz section included in Body Parts – Basic. Each question asks kids, “Which picture shows a *body part*?”, which is a great way for kids to practice what they’ve learned in the app.

For parents who are looking for a safe and distraction-free learning environment, Body Parts – Basic doesn’t include ads or in-app purchases. Though there’s a Facebook link to the app’s page on the main screen, it’s protected by a math equation.

Overall, Body Parts – Basic is a great educational app for young kids who are learning about different parts of the human body. I think the price of $2.99 is a bit steep for the app, though, but it’s worth mentioning that it’s a universal app.

Body Parts – Basic requires iOS 6.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

A small fee was paid by the developer for publication of this review

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