Think about your children. They have grown so much in just a few years and they are asking more questions than ever before. They want to experiment and learn about the world and about themselves. They are at that age when everything is new and fascinating. They feel the need to touch everything around them and they are not afraid of doing so. Remember that cactus they joyfully grabbed onto with both hands? Yep, we’ve been there too.
That innate curiosity is a gift to be cherished and cultivated. You need to prepare for and encourage this phase of insatiable curiosity with the right tools. As a parent, you are probably already bombarded with more ideas than you know what to do with, but very little is said in terms of how to fit those ideas into your daily routine. We get it. You just want to be the best parents you can be and make sure you are raising awesome and happy human beings. You want them to be resilient and prepared for adulthood and to for that they need a strong moral and academic foundation. That’s where we come in. We want to turn some of your learning time at home into an experience you and your children will remember fondly.
Your children’s need to explore and learn about the world around them won’t go away anytime soon. This learning adventure should be encouraged so that it becomes a lifelong habit rather than a warm but distant childhood memory. So, let’s turn off the TV for a second and turn on a different kind of fun. But, how do you go about doing this in a world where attention is ephemeral?
After thousands of hours of research and hundreds of prototypes and focus groups we arrived at a recipe for engaging your children’s innate explorer: a series of books including the 12 Systems of the Body: Adventure Series - 12 Book Set and the Know Yourself Human Anatomy for Kids Super Bundle. The 12 book Adventure Series set introduces the 12 systems of the human body, helping build a solid foundation of human anatomy. It focuses on the five senses, and the skeletal, muscular, nervous, respiratory, digestive, and immune systems, plus more, using compelling comics and fun activities.
Your child’s journey to self-discovery and understanding what they are made of should be a fun experience. Our books are designed to offer just that: an enjoyable learning adventure!
The first highly engaging book in the Adventure Series offers a novel and exciting way for kids to learn about the 5 most important senses (did you know you have other senses as well like Proprioception?). It takes the readers on a fascinating journey to ancient Greece, filled with interesting milestones along the way, from the time they meet Aristotle to learning the anatomy behind the 5 senses. It uses an amazing combination of stories, experiments, crafts, comics, word games, recipes, and many other fun elements.
Teach the 5 Senses to your children using our five senses art and craft activities
These 5 senses activities for kids apply to the first book in the Adventure Series set, which focuses on helping children learn and discover the five senses that help us understand the world around us.
#1 Discuss the adventure with them
The first of the 5 senses activities for kids is to have your child tell you about their journey to ancient Greece. Encourage them to be as descriptive as possible to explain the 5 senses. They can elaborate with examples, some from the book and some drawn from their own experiences or memories of things they’ve heard, seen, smelled, and tasted. Children love to relate their learning with their own experiences by sharing stories. As they revisit the adventures in the book in their mind, it’ll help increase retention of their learning of the 5 senses and their anatomy.
#2 Quiz them on their knowledge
Learning can be tested and reinforced with a quiz - the second of the 5 senses activities for kids.
- What kind of teacher was Aristotle? How did he engage his students?
- Why do some smells evoke the same emotion and others different?
- What kind of light can your eyes see and not see?
- Everybody has taste buds but what is one reason tasting ability is different?
- Which parts of your skin are more sensitive? Why?
- And, to get ready for the next adventure, consider this:
- When we’re born, we have more bones than when we become adults. True or false?
#3 Talk about the characters
The Know Yourself universe is filled with exciting adventures. But even more exciting are the characters that go on these adventures! Talking about the characters is the third of the 5 senses activities for kids. Known as the Time Skaters, each of the six members have super powers related to one of the five senses.
- Pinky’s super sense is smell, because she always follows her nose.
- Stokely’s super sense is taste. He can identify every ingredient in whatever he puts his tongue to.
- Bounski’s super sense is touch, which makes him able to manipulate and levitate objects at will.
- Shorty’s super sense is hearing. Her ears can sense activity miles away, from an earthquake to the fluttering of a hummingbird.
- Sketch’s super sense is sight, which excitingly lets her bring her beautiful drawings to life.
- And Naz’s super sense, different from all the others, is the sixth sense: ESP. Which, yes, means she can read your mind. But don’t worry, she probably won’t read yours if you ask nicely.
- Our Time Skaters bring their intelligence, exuberance, humor and wonder to the Know Yourself universe, and we know you’ll have fun joining them as they laugh, play, and grow.
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