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The human body is a very common topic of discussion around our dinner table. We like to discuss where the foods we eat come from and how they can HELP our bodies. Because of this, we often end up talking about the digestive system, bones, joints, brain, etc.
Therefore, I have put together a list of books, materials, and games that we use at home and ones that we will be using to learn about the human body. I also have posters like this one for us to look at in our spare time or for the kids to look at when they want to a picture of the digestive system.
Learning is so fun and we want to provide as many materials and opportunities in order to enrich their understanding and knowledge.
Charlotte Mason, Classical Education, and Montessori strongly recommend using hands-on materials to engage young learners so they can discover, make connections, and really learn material beyond what is presented in a textbook.
Below are the materials I am going to be using with my children to learn about the human body. Hope you find them useful.
Materials to Learn about the Human Body
- Make and Move: Human Body
- See Inside: Human Body
- Human Anatomy Coloring Book (Dover Children’s Science Book)
- The Magic School Bus: A Journey into the Human Body
- The Human Body and Anatomy
- Anatomy Bundle Set
- See Inside Your Body
- Melissa and Doug Human Body Magnetic Set
- Learning human body parts game – FREE app
Resources in Spanish
- El cuerpo humano
- Scholastic: Mi cuerpo humano
- El libro de los huesos
Picture Books about Human Body
- Inside Your Outside: All About the Human Body (Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library)
- My Bodyworks: Songs About Your Bones, Muscles, Heart and More!
- Why Do My Teeth Fall Out?: And Other Questions Kids Have About the Human Body (Kids’ Questions)
Germs Make Me Sick! (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) we have learned so much from this one!
- A Drop of Blood Very good!!!
Related Post: Good Enough to Eat Picture Book –excellent book!
Games and Toys to learn about Human Body
Learning Resources Stethoscope this has been excellent for us to have as read about the heart, listen to each other’s heartbeats, count heartbeats per minute.
There is also this HUGE list of STEM-tastic Science Kits by Scientific Explorer on Amazon.
They have a kit about the heart, a Disgusting Science one, and soooo many more!!! I keep going back to decide which we will be getting next. So far the reviews look really good and often times I read about them being used in different homeschool groups.
Hope you find these resources useful!!!
Let me know in the comments what should be added to the list!