I love reading, I believe that it improves all aspects of education. So, when one of the twins (aged 5) started asking questions about what was inside his body I thought the easiest and best way would be to get him a human skeleton model so that he could see what the bones looked like inside. But as he was asking lots of questions I decided to buy him a book that could explain it much better than I could. There are plenty on the market, so I went for an Usborne Flap Book; See Inside Your Body by Katie Daynes and Colin King.
Usborne’s See Inside Your Body is a 16 page flap board book aimed at children from age 6 years + (Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2). It covers eating & excreting, breathing, pumping blood, blood & muscles, brain power, senses and drinking & weeing. It has lots of information on each topic with over 50 flaps to lift that reveal more information (like how poo is made, which seems to fascinate him, along with that he has learnt that the kidneys help produce wee! – Kids and bodily functions).
The book is very well laid out on sturdy card pages, with excellent illustrations. It is a great book to teach children (and adults!) about the inner workings of the human body. Children can see the journey of the food they eat through the body to getting ridding of waste, germs and how ears and eyes work plus lots more. It will help adults answer some of the questions that kids will ask.
As well as being very factual and educational it is also very entertaining. This is a fascinating, easy to read and understand book that children will be able to learn a lot from. For £9.99 I think it is a bargain for the knowledge that children will take from it.
Available to buy from Amazon here.