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    How to Get Kids Excited to Learn About Their Bodies

    How to Get Kids Excited to Learn About Their Bodies

    Hey there, it's Amy Whoa of Disco Wellness, and today we're going to talk about an important topic: how to get kids excited to learn about their bodies.

    Do you remember your first broken bone, or first major skinned knee?

    Talk about a way to spark curiosity about the body! Seeing an x-ray of my broken middle finger at age 6 (after doing a cartwheel onto my bent finger…ouch!!!) got me so interested in what was happening under my skin. 

    My Mom made sure I still got outside and enjoyed myself and my body, even with the cast on for what felt like forever. She knew that fresh air, going for walks when it wasn’t safe to run yet, and eating nutritious food would help me heal fast!

    The sooner we make the connection between our food and movement choices, to how we feel in our body and mind, the more fulfilling our experience of life will be.

    As a personal trainer, wellness coach, and auntie to many kids ages 2-14, I believe that teaching children about their bodies and how to take care of them is crucial for their overall well-being, empowerment, and confidence.

    However, it's not always easy to get kids interested in this topic.

    That's why I've compiled some tips to make learning about the human body fun and engaging for children of all ages…all of which are more fun when you haveMUSIC to learn with and move to!

    Our Top Tips to Get Kids Excited to Learn About Their Bodies

    1. Use Visual Aids

    Children are visual learners, and incorporating visual aids into your lessons can help make the material more interesting and memorable. Use diagrams, models, and illustrations to help children understand the different parts of the body and their functions.

    For younger children, consider using picture books that explain the body in a fun and engaging way. "The Human Body!” DK Children, 2017 and "Skeletal and Muscular Systems" are both excellent options.

    2. Make it Interactive

    Children love to be active and participate in hands-on activities. Incorporate games, experiments, and interactive demonstrations to help children understand how the body works.

    For example, you can have children act out different organs in the body, play a game of "Simon Says" to teach body parts, or create a human body sensory bin with different items to represent organs. Know Yourself makes this part easy, you can pick up any KY book, comic, or toy to make learning about the body fun and exciting!

    4. Encourage Questions

    Encourage children to ask questions and express their curiosity about the body. Answer their questions honestly and respectfully, and don't be afraid to say "I don't know" when you're unsure of an answer.

    By creating a safe and open environment for discussion, children will feel more comfortable asking questions and learning about their bodies.

    In fact, here’s a fun Check Up Activity that you can do with your young ones to get the conversation rolling!

      Where to Start  

      We’ve got you covered with resources to help you start the journey to self awareness with your children. Our award-winning Bones of the Body and Systems of the Body: Adventure Series are the go-to for introducing anatomy education to your children. 

      In conclusion, teaching children about their bodies can be a fun and engaging experience with the right approach. By using visual aids, interactive activities, emphasizing the benefits, keeping it age-appropriate, and encouraging questions, you can help children learn about their bodies and the importance of taking care of them.

      Let's empower our children to be healthy and confident in their own bodies!

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