The human body – a weird and wonderful thing! Recently T has become very interested in her body and how it works. We’ve been doing a few related activities but I wanted to find a couple of books from the library which would enable me to discuss a bit more with her. There are quite a few nice information style books in our children’s library, which make a nice change from fiction.
We found a couple this time around, and T has particularly enjoyed this one which has flaps to enable you to see inside! It covers quite a number of topics, including the brain, the digestive system, the heart, the lungs, bones, muscles and the senses.
It is aimed at slightly older children, but T enjoyed looking at the different parts of the body and I abridged some of the text for her. The authors have come up with some good, relatable ways of explaining how the parts of the body work – for example, describing the brain as being ‘bossy’. T loved this idea and it really made her laugh!
Being able to look at a book together was really helpful as she could see for herself much more of what I was talking about. We are now frequently regaled with a detailed description of exactly what is happening to her food once it is swallowed…no longer just “in my tummy”! Time for some discussion about appropriate table talk I think.
I would really recommend this book. It is most suitable for 5-7’s but it can certainly be enjoyed from around two and a half onwards. You can read more of my book reviews here. Thanks for reading!