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Wednesday
Nov112009

Review: Human Body Detectives teach kids about health and imagination

Recently I received a review copy of the Audio book and workbook for a new series called Human Body Detectives.

Human Body Detectives go INSIDE where its gross and yet fascinating

Human Body Detectives, a series of educational adventure stories where two young “Human Body Detectives,” Merrin and Pearl, magically enter different systems in the body to solve a health mystery. Through action-packed fiction stories, listeners learn how the various systems work and what foods best fuel each system.


In "The Lucky Escape" we learn all about the digestive system as Merrin and Pearl enter their baby brother's body. It's gross, and yet that is what kept The Twofer engaged. They wanted to hear how the sisters would escape! In "Battle with the Bugs" Merrin and Pearl enter their cousin's body and learn about how our bodies fight off illness.

 

Human Body Detectives enhance the art of Listening

 The Twofer actually sat down expecting to read-along with the audio, and did not realize the book was a workbook that had a variety of activites for them to do AFTER they listened to the story. I realized so much of what they do is visual...from reading books, to playing computer games, watching movies or playing Wii...that the skill of listening can be a challenge for them!

They can sit quietly and chill out to music in the car and sometimes at home. But it has been a long time since they sat and listened to a story and used their imagination to create the visual.

Pros

I liked that it was an audio book and that they had to use their imagination a little more.

The workbook has a good selection of activities that keep them talking about what they just listened to.

The books made it fun to learn about how the body works and the importance of being healthy.

Cons

Some kids might find it difficult to listen to a book (though it was not very long. Maybe 20-30 minutes.

If you are used to listening to professional, Disney type audio books with lots of music, etc. you might be disappointed. But older kids will be able to enjoy and imagine just fine.

Summary:

My 6-year olds enjoyed it and are excited to listen again and continue to work on the book. Days later they were still talking about some of what they learned.  For more information and to purchase The Human Body Detective series visit: http://www.drheathermanleynd.com/healthykids/human-body

Janine

Review samples provided by Heather Manley, N.D. Opinions expressed are my own and were not influenced or reviewed by the company prior to posting.

 

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