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*Starred Review* PreS-Gr. 3. There aren't many books that make human physiology accessible to preschoolers. Rockwell's message is the joy of physical activity, but she also does a great job of connecting exercise with detailed information about the body and how it works. The design is clear and inviting: first are bright, colorful spreads of kids busy on scooters and rollerblades, running, stretching, catching and throwing in the park; then come full-page diagrams of skeletons, clearly labeled and packed with exciting scientific facts. One page shows kids using their muscles on a bar; opposite is a diagram of the body's muscles, from biceps and ligaments to the Achilles tendon. One page describes "your incredible brain," which sends messages at lightning speed along wire-thin fibers called nerves; opposite is an anatomical diagram of the brain. The lungs, the heart and blood vessels, and the stomach and intestines get the same treatment. In an afterword to adults, Rockwell talks about the problem of overweight children and makes an enthusiastic pitch for healthy physical fun. Doing the activities on these pages is certainly a place to start. Hazel Rochman
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A celebration of the amazing human machine and a life on the move!
Your amazing body can jump, sprint, twist, and twirl. Your body is built to move.
Lizzy Rockwell explains how your bones and muscles, heart and lungs, nerves and brain all work together to keep you on the go. Kids walk and skate and tumble through these pages with such exuberance that even sprouting couch potatoes will want to get up and bounce around?and that?s the ultimate goal. Studies show that American kids are becoming more sedentary and more overweight and that they carry these tendencies with them into adolescence and adulthood. Experts agree that we need to help kids make physical activity a life-long habit. Through education, information, and encouragement, this book aims to inspire a new generation of busy bodies! --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
This will be used to provide nutrition education to preschool children in our preschool. We also provide nutrition education to parentsPublished 7 months ago by grandma
Excellent book for young kids to learn about what is important, I really appreciate having this as a resource for teaching them about the basics with language and pictures they can... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Julia L. Banks
Bought it for my play therapy room but if my kids were younger, it would be in their library!!! Will keep it for my grand-kids.Published 17 months ago by Desiree Ingram
This book is comprehensive, covering a range of health-related topics, presented in kid-friendly terms. Each topic is covered first briefly, and then in greater detail. Read morePublished 23 months ago by CUCarolinaGal2013
it is a book of very detailed about human body and how it works it is good for age of 5 or olderPublished on June 5, 2013 by Bermy
I bought this book for my almost-six-year-old daughter to teach her a bit about how her body works, and about how to keep it functioning well. Read morePublished on December 12, 2012 by A Mom
This book was very Infomative and child friendly to my students. The book explained all the body systems. Great learningPublished on October 13, 2012 by pumpkin