The Human Body Stuff for Kids

Human Body Stuff for Kids from In Our Pond

Updated- March 29, 2019 to include more information and update graphics.

Skimmer (age 4) is obsessed with the human body, particularly skeletons.  We're very happy to feed his interest.  We even have a skeleton model named is Bona.  Here are some of the things that we love and some that are on our list.

Human Body Activity Book for Kids- I was given a free copy of this book to review.  It's a great resource for kids who love the human body, full of crossword puzzles, dot-to-dots, and fascinating facts.

Bones in the Human Body- This book teaches kids the names of the bones in the human body.

Amazing X-Rays: Human Body- My kids LOVE this book!  There's a mini x-ray viewer on the book and a set of x-rays for exploring.  Each page of the book talks about a different x-ray from teeth to broken bones.  Also, look for the companion books for Pets and Exotic Animals.

Human Body Encyclopedia- 3D pictures show kids both how their bodies look and how they work.  It's sure to be a favorite among young scientists.

The Fantastic Body- Written by a doctor, this thick book contains lots of information for kids on their bodies and what happens when things go wrong.  It would make a great reference for homeschoolers.

DK Eyewitness: Skeleton- Skimmer thinks this book is awesome.  It talks about bones of all different creatures and compares each body part to other species.

Shine-a-Light: Human Body- In this unique style of book, the children are encouraged to "shine a light" behind the pages of the book to reveal what's happening on inside the body.  My kids especially love the pregnant woman and preborn child.

The Human Body Visual Encyclopedia- I picked this book purely based on the cover- it looks so interesting!

Inside Your Outside- Join the Cat in the Hat on the inside of the human body and visit the brain, explore digestion, and swim through the veins.

Magnetic Human Body Puzzle- This wood puzzle allows kids to build the different systems in the human body and see how they all work together.

Squishy Human Body- I read this body model suggested by homeschool parents quite often.  I think it might be more durable than the hard plastic versions since it's squishy.  I think this will be the next model we buy.

Skeleton Model- This was the "Bona" that I referenced in the introductory paragraph.  Although he didn't survive very long in our house, Skimmer still talks about him and mourns his loss.  I know we'll need to buy another one soon.

DNA Model- Although this isn't a typical preschool toy, DNA is the building blocks of life and should be part of every child's education.

Safari Ltd Human Organs- Great for sensory bins and matching with Montessori-inspired 3-part cards.

Eye Model- My kids first saw this model at the eye doctor- they were enchanted.  If I had my way, we'd have an entire shelf of 3D biology models (I'd probably need a homeschool room too).

Pregnancy Model- I can see this model being very helpful in the future when we start exploring pregnancy and answer questions about the kids' bio mom (all three kids are adopted).  What do you think- would you buy this for your homeschool?

Operation Game- Although the body parts in this game aren't realistic, the game can be a lot of fun for kids who want to experience the thrills and chills of an operating room.

Scabs and Guts Game- This game looks SO gross!  Perfect for kids.

Large 2-Sided Magnetic Poster- Classrooms and homeschool families would benefit from a big, magnetic poster like this.

Pumping Heart Model- Show kids exactly how the heart works with this model.

Red Water Beads- Mix the red sensory beads with some white ping pong balls and a few other ingredients to make a blood model sensory bin.  When kids are a bit older, search Pinterest for a more accurate blood model with more parts.

Real Doctor Tools- Did you know that you can buy real stethoscopes, reflex hammers, blood pressure kits, and other real tools on Amazon?  It's like a wonderland for would-be doctors and nurses.  Families need to decide what tools are acceptable for their kids, but how amazing would it be for kids to learn how to make neat sutures or take accurate blood pressure?

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