Have your kids started asking questions about their bodies? Maybe they’re curious about why they pee and poop. Or perhaps they’re curious about why blood is red. Giving children an understanding about how their bodies work and why they do certain things is helpful and feeds their curiosity. Anatomy books for kids with amazing pictures are the easiest way to teach your child about their body!
Allowing your children to learn and understand their bodies is incredibly empowering. As parents, we want our kids to understand personal boundaries and that starts with laying the foundation of ‘your body belongs to you’. Using anatomy books for kids is an easy way to teach your kids about their bodies and also instill in them that they have bodily autonomy.
Without further ado, these are my 7 favorite anatomy books for kids!
7 Best Anatomy Books for Kids
I love every single one of these anatomy books for kids! They’re each a little different, but they all have wonderful illustrations and age appropriate information. I hope you’ll add them to your library too.
First Encyclopedia of the Human Body
The First Encyclopedia of the Human Body is wonderful because it really delves into the how and why behind the different things our body does. Each double-page-spread covers a different part of the human body – all presented in comfortable, appropriate words for children interested in learning more about their body and how things work.
Shine-a- Light: The Human Body
Ok, these shine-a-light books are really, really neat. Discover the secrets of the human body inside Shine-A-Light: The Human Body. Hold a light behind the pages to see muscles flex, watch as food travels through the digestive system, and take a peek at the skeleton holding you upright. I love that this series allows kids to see things that are “hidden” in real life. What a fun way to show and explain what a baby looks like inside a mother’s tummy, the bones inside our bodies, baby teeth and adult teeth, and so much more!
Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers About Your Body
This engaging book, Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers About Your Body, answers all kinds of questions that kids ask. Lift the flaps to discover when, where, what, why , who, how, yes or no all in regards to the body. This book has some great information to share and it presents it in a super cute and appropriate way, both because of the questions that are asked and the illustrations that accompany the questions. My favorite question was in the yes or no section, ‘Can I pick my nose if nobody is watching?’, because of the honesty in the answer ‘Yes, but you shouldn’t, and here’s why.’ Definitely a must have for any home!
See Inside Your Body
All of the flaps in See Inside Your Body are awesome! Follow your food as it travels through your body. Take a deep breath and explore your lungs. Let your mind boggle at what your brain can do. This exciting book, packed with lively illustrations and fascinating flaps, is bursting to reveal your body’s amazing secrets.
Big Book of the Body
Ok. This one is really cool. In the Big Book of the Body, kids can open up huge fold-out pages to discover the amazing ways the human body works. They can explore a giant skeleton, find out what’s inside your head and see what happens to the food you eat. Seriously, the fold out pages are longer than my toddler!
Flip-Flap Body Book
Inside the Flip-Flap Body Book kids can discover the inside view of the amazing human body with the help of fantastic fold-out flaps. Find out what happens to the food that you swallow. See how a baby grows in its mother. Take a look at how you see, hear, smell, taste and touch. This volume contains three Flip-Flap titles: What happens to your food?, How do your senses work?, and How are babies made?
100 Things to Know About the Human Body
Ok, so, 100 Things to Know About the Human Body is geared more toward older kids and each page is like a giant info-graphic, but it’s a really cool resource book for parents too; I’ve actually enjoyed flipping through the pages myself! It’s definitely a fresh, new approach to anatomy and science about the human body. This book features pictorial info-graphics style illustrations provide easily digestible facts in bite-size chunks.
I know I’m a bit of an anatomy nerd, I think it comes with my career choice, but, teaching kids about their bodies from a young age is invaluable. Add one or two of these books to your library today! If you’re interested in learning how to snag these titles for free, be sure to contact me for more information.
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