Collection of Human Body Activities for Kids and {Learn & Play Link Up}

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Kids love to learn their body parts! Our human body activities has always been a favourite at home and with my readers as well.  Here are some of our favourites throughout the years:

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Welcome to the Learn & Play Link Party!
Here are the featured activities for this week!
 
 
Parts of the Body
 
Hands-on Study of Human Anatomy from Christian Montessori Network
My Body Activities for Tots from Every Star is Different
Montessori Human Anatomy Activities from Natural Beach Living
Homeschool Unit Study Human Body from Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool
 
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  • Family-Oriented Activities
  • Healthy LivingYour post will be featured on each of our blogs where we will pick our favourite posts every other week. That means there is more of a chance that you will be featured!
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  • FREE Zoo Animals Matching Cards

    Tuesday, September 29, 2015

    Vito is 22 months

    Vito is in to matching these days! Whenever he sees an object that has a match on books, he would immediately get it and put it together.  We started matching activities earlier with our Farm Animal Activities, and since we moved to zoo animals, I also created a set of matching cards for our figures (all Schleich images).  So far we’re only using the tiger, jaguar, alligator, hippopotamus, elephant and lion figures.

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    The basket is setup in our shelf, and he loves to work on it in the morning. He would help himself by setting up the rug and work on his matching activity.

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    If you’d like to own a copy, click on any of the images or here. Enjoy!

    How to Teach the Anatomy of the Human Heart to Kids

    Sunday, September 27, 2015

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    Mavi was so excited about this.  He has always been so curious of the human heart and how it works. Because he reads some biographies, he would encounter terms like “died of heart attack” LOL and most probably triggered his curiosity and enthusiasm in learning about the heart.  So I worked hard to create learning materials for our study and I’m so happy that they turned out pretty good, and Mavi loves them!

    Objectives on why we study the human heart:

  • Learn how the heart works
  • Learn why it is one of the most important organs in the body
  • Learn its functions
  • Learn how to avoid getting heart diseases
  • Learn how to maintain a healthy heart

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    Learning about the human heart might be too advanced for a 7 years old.  But Mavi was persistent, and because I created the materials suitable for his age (lots of graphic presentation) he was so engaged the entire time we talked about this important internal organ.  Another advantage of learning this at home is that I get to filter “complex” concepts.  This means, I set aside information that he can’t absorb yet and save it once he’s old enough to understand complex functions of the heart.

    So let me share with you how we worked on our human heart.  Links to the materials used are provided at the end of this post, including where to buy heart models.

    The Human Heart and its Parts

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    It’s always been a practice that we always start learning about different parts of our subject.  And in Mavi’s case, he learns and absorbs everything with the use of The Human Heart 3-part cards.  We’ve been using this technique since he was 3 years old and so far he’s used to learning this way.  The retention is great, he can remember the parts by working on these cards over and over again. 

    Of course, having a heart model adds up to the fun in learning. It’s the closest we can get to visualize what the heart really looks like, unless we dissect a pig’s heart Open-mouthed smile
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    Aside from the 3 part cards, we also used the definition booklet included in The Human Heart learning pack. It was so handy whenever I needed to describe each part, its function and how it works. We took turns in reading and discussing the parts. 
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    Afterwhich, Mavi worked on the activity sheets, also included the The Human Heart learning pack.  It’s basically making his own heart anatomy booklet (less the description).

    How the Human Heart Works

    This part was for Mavi to understand how the blood flows in and out of the heart.  To demonstrate how this works, we used our materials mentioned below, plus pipe cleaners to trace the flow of blood.
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    In this part, we used the materials The Human Heart learning pack and Cardiovascular System Information Diagrams to learn how the heart works.  I created the information diagrams to see how the blood flows in and out of the heart and the blood distribution to the rest of the body.
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    As you can see, we used pipe cleaners to demonstrate the blood flow in the left ventricle (blue pipe cleaners) and the red pipe cleaners for the right ventricle. 
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    So now, Mavi knows which part of the heart is responsible for distributing deoxygenated blood to the lungs and the part which distributes oxygenated blood to the rest of the body.

    Heart Diseases

    I just have to include this to answer Mavi’s question about “heart attack”. Included in my Cardiovascular System Information Diagrams, is a presentation of the different heart diseases. One of the main focus of our study is the coronary heart disease which is the main cause of a heart attack. Here, I pointed out which part of the heart is affected and how it is causing the problem.
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    Our model comes with arteries showing the progression of fatty residue that limits the flow of blood flow.  See how Mavi discovered that there’s not enough space for the blood to flow when the walls of the artery is covered with fats.
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    Now his question is, can he still eat fatty foods? Now that’s another story and will be included in my Circulatory System post next month.

    By the way, if you wish to demonstrate this with your kids, you can either use a straw or a hose, tissue rolls can also be used, and for the fatty residue Playdoh would be best.

    And that’s about it, our human heart study.  I hope you find this post helpful!

    Materials Used:

    Where to buy Heart Model (US):

    Where to buy Heart Model (UK/Europe):


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    Learning Materials at 22 Months and {Learn & Play Link Up}

    Wednesday, September 23, 2015

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    22Months learning

    A summary of learning materials for Vito this month:

    TOP: feather color sorting using Galt Pop Up toy, parts of the body toddler edition, Duplo Baby Zoo

    MIDDLEAlphabet puzzle by Hape, Letter e phonics sound and objects, zoo animal patterns

    BOTTOM:  letter E craft, zoo animal tracks, Dear Zoo story telling

    22 Months part 2

     

    Welcome to the Learn & Play Link Party!
    Here are the featured activities for this week!
     
     
    Linky
     
    Seashell Washing Practical Life Activity from Christian Montessori Network
    Squiggle Monster Craft from There’s Just One Mommy
    Hacks for travelling with Kids from Child Led Life
     
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    Now it’s time for this week’s link party! This is a BRAND new link up for all blog posts that include learn and play activities and hands-on education for kids. We are excited to read your blog posts and to see what you have to share! Please link up below and grab our button to display on your blog.
    If you are a blogger, share your family friendly posts here. We are looking for things which include:
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    • Homeschool
    • Sensory Play
    • Tot and Preschool Trays
    • Fine and Gross Motor Activities
    • Kids in the Kitchen
    • Healthy Recipes for Kids
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Natural Living
    • Free Educational Printables
    • Family-Oriented Activities
    • Healthy Living
    Your post will be featured on each of our blogs where we will pick our favourite posts every other week. That means there is more of a chance that you will be featured!
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    Letter E: Parts of the Body Unit Activities

    Sunday, September 20, 2015

    Letter Sound E

    Last week, I put up a body parts unit study for Vito with emphasis on the letter E.  I’d like to share some of the materials and activities I prepared for him, of which he truly enjoyed.

    1.  Recognition of body parts.

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    Vito knows most of his body parts so I introduced our Body Parts Cards to him for abstract presentation.  The cards were used for identification, but in different ways. 

    • I would show the card and ask “what’s this?” Vito would answer and at the same time point to that part of his body.
    • I used the doll for identification (3rd person) like “where is the dolly’s hair?”
    • I could see him at times looking at the cards and imitate the picture.  So cute!

    We are using my The Parts of the Body cards which you can get from here.

    2.  Letter E objectsDSC_0339

    I’ve got three objects for our letter e:  eye, elephant and egg.  I so love this method! To expand the child’s vocabulary, learn phonics and letters all at the same time!

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    Vito always goes to this tray and would give me the object and say its name.  As for letter e, I love that he can remember the sound of ‘e’ whenever he encounters this in books! How amazing!

    3.  Writing using our Egg shaped crayons

    We are using Crayola here.

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    4.  Tracing the body

    DSC_0508Oh yes, this was fun! Mavi participated as well!      

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    5.  Letter E for egg

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    So he worked on peeling the eggshells…

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    and devoured the egg!

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    And we later on used the eggshell in our letter E craft.

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    6.  Making a faceDSC_0625

    I cut out some different shapes, used a yarn for the hair and paper plate for the head and we have this cute face!  Vito was happy enough to wipe out all the glue as well.

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    7.  Body Parts Puzzle

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    Yes, if there’s one time that a little toddler can do with body parts is to start using a simple dress-up bear puzzle, with head, body and legs portion and being emphasized.  He couldn’t fit perfectly the pieces yet but he knows exactly where to  put the head, limb and legs.  We’ll do more of this!

    And that’s about our activities for learning the body parts.  Don’t forget to pin this for later!

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    Animals Around the World and {Learn & Play Link Up}

    Friday, September 18, 2015

    Mavi still couldn’t get enough of his animal collections.  After putting Vito to sleep, I saw this in the carpet laid out, sorting his animal collections according to the continent in which they thrive. The continent puzzle is from Tower High Learning and the animals are combinations of Schleich and Safari Toobs.

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    He also managed to use our Animal Fact cards. Oh we love these cards! It indicates in what habitat these animals belong.

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    Aside from sorting, I would see him tell stories of these animals, each one has a role and portraying a character. Quite cute and funny too!

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    Welcome to the Learn & Play Link Party!
    Here are the featured activities for this week!
     
     
    LinkyPIN
     
    Pirate Tot School from Every Star Is Different
    Montessori Inspired Frog Activities from Mama’s Happy Hive
    Lion King Unit Study from Study At Home Mama
    Dinosaur Ice Melt Science Experiment from Living Montessori Now
     
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    Now it’s time for this week’s link party! This is a BRAND new link up for all blog posts that include learn and play activities and hands-on education for kids. We are excited to read your blog posts and to see what you have to share! Please link up below and grab our button to display on your blog.
    If you are a blogger, share your family friendly posts here. We are looking for things which include:
    • Montessori Education
    • Homeschool
    • Sensory Play
    • Tot and Preschool Trays
    • Fine and Gross Motor Activities
    • Kids in the Kitchen
    • Healthy Recipes for Kids
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Natural Living
    • Free Educational Printables
    • Family-Oriented Activities
    • Healthy Living
    Your post will be featured on each of our blogs where we will pick our favourite posts every other week. That means there is more of a chance that you will be featured!
    Everyone, please meet our link party hosts:
    learn and play party hostesses
    Christian Montessori Blog ~ Please visit our CMN FB group ~ Pinterest

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    • Follow each of the hosts on social media
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