The Human Body by Tinybop presents the human body's senses and organ systems as six interactive, layered models. There are no verbal or written instructions, although there is a free downloadable guide on the Tinybop website with instruction and ideas for how to use this free-play tool effectively. Each model highlights important structures like bones, the heart, and intestines. Kids can see how smelling flowers or being bitten by a mosquito sets off reactions in the body that cause the brain to process that sensory information. Kids can record audio observations or questions on each page. Teachers can create a user account for each student, then create another account to track activity.
The Human Body by Tinybop provides up-close and relevant ways for kids to learn the senses and systems within their bodies. Kids who prefer directed play may not feel comfortable with the lack of instruction on this app, but teachers can download the free 22-page handbook with directions and ideas. Each model includes movements and sounds, and text labels can be toggled on or off. With 50 different languages available, it can also be an interesting way to learn human-body vocabulary in other languages.
The Human Body can introduce human anatomy to students in a fun way. Use the dozens of ideas from the downloadable guide to tailor lessons to each of the six models, or take kids on a delightful journey through how the body reacts to various stimuli (such as mosquito bites, scents, or yummy-tasting foods) via interactive whiteboard presentations. For more details about classroom use, the developers suggest contacting them via the Support section on the Tinybop website.