Tinybop, Inc., makers of award-winning educational apps loved by millions of kids around the world, has launched Mammals on the App Store, the latest addition to its series of STEM apps for kids..
Mammals immerses kids in the fascinating world of mammals to spark a deeper understanding of these incredible animals. Kids can discover how the animals play, grow, see, eat, move and feel. Future zoologists are able to explore dynamic working models of different mammals, including their skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory, respiratory, and digestive systems.
Featuring original artwork by U.S. based illustrator, Wenjia Tang, the app’s illustrations react dynamically to kids’ touch; physics-based animations and sounds encourage curiosity. Every mammal is interactive, allowing kids to look through the eyes of each, and learn how an elephant uses its trunk, discover how a tiger senses what’s near with its whiskers, see how kangaroos care for their young, find out how bats use echolocation, and more.
Tinybop’s founder and CEO Raul Gutierrez, explains: I don’t think I’m going out on a limb in saying most kids are fascinated with animals. With many kids, that
fascination starts with mammals (kids are often surprised to learn they are mammals themselves). My boys are city kids who love zoos and natural history museums;
the challenge with Mammals the app was creating interactions that enhance those real world experiences. We did that by diving into animal anatomy. If we’ve done our job, kids who explore the app will be full of questions, not just about tigers and bats, but also about pet dogs and cats, and ultimately about themselves.
To support kids’ learning, parents and teachers can download The Mammals Handbook, a free, expert-reviewed companion to the app. The Mammals Handbook includes background information, discussion questions, and technology tips. It’s available in the Explorer’s Library, a series of STEM apps for kids, designed to inspire curiosity and foster lifelong learning about the world.
Mammals and other Explorer’s Library apps teach science literacy by encouraging a child’s natural tendency to learn by observing, questioning, and experimenting. Tinybop’s Explorer’s Library lets kids explore a broad range of topics: anatomy in The Human Body, botany in Plants, geography in Homes, physics in Simple Machines, geology in The Earth, meteorology in Weather, engineering in Skyscrapers, and astronomy in Space.