What is it
Me by Tinybop app gives kids a safe place to tell their stories, express their identities and feelings, and to document the world around them.
Once they’ve created their self-portrait, children can explore an interactive area full of prompts that encourage them to think about their preferences and feelings, their families, friends, school and home. They record their answers through words, images, colours, photos and sounds to create a vibrant, virtual pin board.
- This is my favourite colour
- This colour makes me think of being scared
- These are my friends
- This is my family
- This is my home
What our team of testers said
"I have made my dad." - Boy aged 6
"The questions gave me great insight into what my daughter likes and dislikes." - Mother of girl aged 6
- Encourages children to think about their likes and dislikes
- Stimulates discussions about identity and relationships
- Teaches children to communicate in a variety of ways
What our experts think
Me by Tinybop is a wonderful app to get children thinking about and understanding themselves. We just love the variety of ways children can add to their virtual pin board, encouraging creativity and teaching kids to communicate in different ways. Children can keep updating the information and add as many ‘pins’ as they like, giving the app endless scope.
Our testers liked being able to make themselves, their friends and family as avatars the most – there were plenty of features to choose from and lots of giggling at how accurate the characters were! This encourages children to explore what makes themselves and others unique or similar.
The questions were a brilliant way to get children thinking about themselves as well as stimulating conversation with parents, giving a greater insight into their son or daughters likes and dislikes. Some of these questions were a bit hard to understand – for example, children didn’t always know how a colour could relate to a mood – but these can be used by parents to start a discussion about the topic in general. Pre-readers won’t be able to read the prompts, but the app can be used by a parent as a teaching aid.
- Brands: Tinybop
- No 3rd party adverts
- No in-app purchasing
- No internet access required for core features
- Child Restrictions: Yes- appropriate features restricted
- Languages available: English, Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Basque, Bengali, Bulgarian, Cambodian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Haitian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Latvian, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Uighur, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Welsh
- Apple version: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Requires iOS 7.0 or later
- App Types: Entertainment
- Types of skills developed: Attachment
Identity, awareness & belonging
Managing feelings & behaviour
People and communities
Personal, social & emotional development
Social awareness & empathy
Speech, language and communication skills
Understanding the world