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Everyone knows about the Five Senses - sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell - but not everyone knows about a special ‘sixth sense’ that helps us experience the world. Proprioception is an internal sense that helps our brain learn where our body is and how we move. Proprioceptive nerve endings in our body provide us with information on where our hands, arms and legs are in space without having to look for them! If you close your eyes and raise your arm over your head, your brain knows your arm is over your head, without having to look in a mirror.
Children may know blood as the substance that comes from a scraped knee or bloody nose, but they may not know what it does. The purpose of the circulatory system may be less obvious than the skeleton or the senses, but it's certainly no less important! Understanding how the system moves blood and lymph throughout the body not only helps us to appreciate this important system, but also take care of it, helping us live longer and happier lives. 
Expand your knowledge on the circulatory system with this bone-us content! Engage in fun activities while learning the in's and out's of your skeletal system!
Hey, Adventurers! Dr. Bonyfide here, back to answer a few of your questions about the skeletal system. Keep them coming - remember to submit  your children's questions here or on social media!
Bones are made to be somewhat flexible, but also strong enough to take big hits. However, if we do break a bone, our bones are amazing in their ability to heal from a fracture or crack. Sometimes, people will get small cracks in their bones without even realizing it. When someone breaks or fractures a bone, however, it is much more noticeable. A broken bone will hurt a lot, might be hard to move, and will often bruise and swell. When this happens, a doctor will take X-rays, make sure the bones are in place, and place a cast or splint to stabilize the area and  aid the healing process.
No matter who you are, where you live, or what age you are, you have something that everyone else has, too… a skeleton! The skeleton is composed of a complex system of bones to keep you upright and moving, all while protecting your internal organs. The skeleton also holds the key to many fun and surprising facts. 
Most children know that we taste with our tongue, see with our eyes, smell with our nose, hear with our ears, and touch with our skin. Something they might not know is that our brain has a big role in how our senses work.
Hey there, Adventurers! Dr. Bonyfide here. A few Know Yourself-ers asked me some great questions about the Five Senses that I thought all of you might like to know about! Remember, if your children have their own science and anatomy questions, you can always ask Dr. Bonyfide - I’ll be answering a few every week! 
Everyone knows about the Five Senses - sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell - but not everyone knows about a special ‘sixth sense’ that helps us experience the world. Proprioception is an internal sense that helps our brain learn where our body is and how we move. Proprioceptive nerve endings in our body provide us with information on where our hands, arms and legs are in space without having to look for them! If you close your eyes and raise your arm over your head, your brain knows your arm is over your head, without having to look in a mirror.
Learning about the skeletal system should be fun. There should be games and activities that keep a child interested.
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