Understanding the human body is an important part of education. Personally I think there’s no better way for kids to learn about various body parts and organs than by visually and audibly interacting with them. Body Parts – Internal is an app for iPhone and iPad that teaches kids about internal organs and the human skeletal system.
Learning about the human body is sometimes considered “gross” or “weird” by kids, yet it should be anything but. Body Parts – Internal, developed by Gomathy Shankaran, aims to visually and audibly teach kids about various parts of the human body, from internal organs such as kidneys and the brain to the important bones of our skeletal system.
When it comes to navigation, Body Parts – Internal features a great layout that’s very kid friendly. The app covers seven different internal organs for kids to learn about: heart, kidneys, large intestine, liver, lungs, stomach, and the uterus. There are also seven skeletal parts: skull, scapula, vertebrae, tarsals, femur, fibula, and ulna.
Tapping on a skeletal part or internal organ displays a picture of the human body with reference to where the part is located. There’s also a helpful audio narration that describes the part and its important functions. This combination of visual and audio learning makes Body Parts – Internal a fantastic education app.
To switch between internal parts and skeletal parts, simply select one or the other from the navigation bar at the bottom of the screen. Personally I really like this form of simple navigation because kids are less likely to become confused while using Body Parts – Internal. If they do happen to tap on the wrong thing, it’s pretty easy for them to find their way back to the main menu.
Body Parts – Internal also features summarizing videos that cover internal organs and skeletal parts at once. The internal organs video is only a couple minutes long, but it’s a great way for kids to summarize everything they’ve learned. For skeletal parts, there are two videos that cover the front and back of the human body.
Lastly, Body Parts – Internal offers simple quizzes that ask children to select which body part performs a certain function or is located in a particular spot in the body. If children answer correctly, a smiley face appears on the screen and they can proceed to the next question.
If you’re a parent who’s concerned about external links and possible trouble spots, I’m happy to report that Body Parts – Internal is completely free of all external links and other potentially troublesome elements. Kids should be perfectly safe while playing with Body Parts – Internal, which is always a fantastic thing.
Overall, Body Parts – Internal is a wonderful educational app for iPhone and iPad that does a great job of teaching kids about internal organs and the skeletal system of the human body. It’s loaded with plenty of content and is incredibly kid friendly.
I highly recommend checking it out if you’re looking to add a great educational app to your child’s library.
Body Parts – Internal 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