We've been doing a human body theme in our homeschool preschool right now and I wanted to make a list of some of our favorite human body books if others are looking for good ones to add to their homeschool libraries.
On the first day of the theme I put all these books out on display.
- Usborne Understanding Your Body A good look inside your insides we don't have the newest version of this book, but I provided the link to that. There's so much information in this book, and the book mentioned next. You can read these yourself and come up with lesson plans, read certain pages to the kids when you want to focus on a certain aspect of the human body, etc.
- Encyclopedia Britannica Humans, is part of a 6-Book Interactive Science Library . They are all great and worth buying as a set!
- Why I Cough, Sneeze, Shiver, Hiccup & Yawn by Melvin Berger . This book explains lots of reflexes in a way kids can really understand.
- I Can Move by Mandy Suhr. This book is really funny and cute and explains to kids how our bodies are able to move all around.
- The Nervous System by Joelle Riley. This book and the next three are some of the best human body books I have seen for kids and I was so pleased when I found them at the book fair this year. They are packed with so many facts, big concepts and words that kids are capable of understanding when given the chance. They also ask questions to keep the kids engaged, like what they think about things. There's lots of great pictures in them too that illustrate a lot of the concepts very nicely.
- The Muscular System by Rebecca L. Johnson.
- The Respiratory System by Judith Jango-Cohen
- The Skeletal System by Caroline Arnold.
These books are so great for my daughter to learn about her body with.
We read about baby brains at our outside classroom area and brought a baby doll with us for the fun of course. My daughter loves everything to do with babies so this was a particularly interesting lesson for her.
On the day we were going to be reading the Respiratory System book I wrote a morning message about how we have bronchioles in our lungs, I was so proud of how my daughter copied down her new big science vocabulary word.
I hope you can have some similar great experiences with these books!