Children are always looking for new information to soak up. They have so many questions about the world, their surroundings and especially their own bodies. As children grow up, they start to recognise that they can run, play, laugh, and sing. As they develop and become more curious about their bodies, it's necessary to teach them about body parts. While learning what their body parts do, they can also gain coordination and motor skills that turn out to be useful in their future.
Several recent studies have determined that kids are kinesthetic by nature. This means that they learn best through experiences that involve touch and the use of their senses. For example, when children complete a learning activity that includes using parts of the body and their movements, they can more easily understand a topic or concept. This kind of physical movement can also have a positive impact on their intellectual growth. These actions are proven to have beneficial effects on them since movement is an essential factor in intellectual growth.
As soon as they are four to six months old, children start to become aware of themselves. This is a great stage to start introducing body parts vocabulary in their day-to-day life, by creating connections between the words and their bodies. Here you'll find vocabulary to teach your kids about body parts, and also some games and fun activities to help them get more acquainted with the subject.;
In order to make it easier to learn, let's divide the topic in torso, extremities and internal parts. Let's start!
It extends from the head to the waist, and it's the most important part of the body. Do you know what parts of the body are located in the torso? Let's learn them!
navel / belly button
There are some body that can be found in both legs and arms, like joints or nails. Now, let's see what other body parts are in each of those extremities!
Arms: look at the names of the body parts that are related to the arms.
Legs: now... which ones are the parts of a leg?
Internal Parts of the Body
Last, but not least, the internal parts of the body are the one that can't be seen. However, these parts are in charge of essentials body functions such as transporting the blood, sustaining the body, distributing the oxygen and sending different signals to the brain.
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