Guest Hollow's Little Otter's Anatomy Curriculum Books & Materials

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How to keep the cost of this curriculum down:

  • Borrow books and videos from the library. I always purchased books that were used over a long period of time and tried to get many of the rest from the library. Sometimes I'd purchase a few books my library didn't have, that I really wanted to use.

    When I could afford it, and when I was working on building a home library for the kids, I would go ahead and buy a big box of books. It was like Christmas in August as the kids delved into those boxes. It got them excited about what they were getting ready to learn. I certainly understand being constrained to a budget, though! Don't be afraid to substitute books you already have on hand or inexpensive titles you might pick up at a yard sale, or similar venue.

A note about how to use the books:

How you use the books will depend on the age and abilities of your student(s). Some young children are strong readers, even at an early age. Other children (such as pre-readers, beginning readers, or reluctant readers) will need you to read all of the books out loud. Most of the scheduled books can be read in one sitting, but make great home library additions. Many of the books below were on my own family's bookshelves and pulled down to be read and looked at over and over, so they were worth the investment!

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SCHEDULED RESOURCES
My First Human Body Book (Dover Children's Science Books)

My First Human Body Book (Dover Children's Science Books)
Used multiple weeks - OPTIONAL

This is a great (and inexpensive) coloring book that really does a super job at explaining some anatomy concepts. Great for coloring during read-alouds. Don't get this book if your child doesn't like to color. The goal of this year of science is to be gentle and not overwhelming with "work".

Here's an example 2 page spread illustrating what's underneath the skin:

underneath the skinunder the skin

Adorable Wearables Human Body

PROJECT BOOK OPTION ONE:

Adorable Wearables Human Body
Used multiple weeks.

Click here to buy it from Scholastic, if there are none available at the Amazon link above.

These cute projects are fun and help younger kids learn about the human body. There are also activities. Supplies are listed in the daily schedule.

"Kids learn about the five senses, muscles, bones, digestion, and more with models they can actually wear. Each wearable comes complete with engaging lessons and cross-curricular activities. Plus, background information and illustrated how-to's guide the way from start to finish." Quote from book description

Easy Make & Learn Projects: Human Body

PROJECT BOOK OPTION TWO:

This is for kids in 2nd grade (or older), or for more advanced K-1st graders. I recommend using it only with children with decent motor skills and the ability to read.

Easy Make & Learn Projects: Human Body (Grades 2-4)
Used multiple weeks.

Of the two books, this one has models (and mini-books and so on) that are smaller and easier to assemble.

"How do we hear? What makes our bodies move? How do nerves work? Kids find the answers to these and other questions with Accordion Ears, Muscle Makers, and Nerve Necklaces! Ready-to-use patterns and easy how-to's let kids make models that teach about the major body systems. Includes science background information and extension activities! 80 pages." Quote from book description

First Human Body Encyclopedia

First Human Body Encyclopedia
Used multiple weeks.

This book has beautiful photographs with colorful, interesting pages!

"Showing what's inside the human body and how things fit and work together, the Human Body Encyclopedia is packed with fascinating facts and spectacular close-up photographs that make the subject accessible and fun. Covering every part of the body, from major body systems to individual cells, in language accessible to young children, this book is an inspiring new edition to the First Reference series and a valuable teaching aid for parents and teachers." Quote from book description

Why I Sneeze, Shiver, Hiccup, & Yawn

Why I Sneeze, Shiver, Hiccup, & Yawn
Week 1

"Have you ever wondered what makes you sneeze when you're in a dusty room? Or shiver when you get out of the bathtub? Or yawn when you're tired? All of these actions are reflexes. Your body makes them happen even though you don't tell it to.

Budding young scientists will be amazed as Melvin Berger and Paul Meisel reveal the mysteries behind the reflexes that happen in our bodies every day and offer fun-filled experiments to try on family and friends." Quote from book description

My Book About Me

My Book About Me
Week 2 (may be used over a longer period of time)

"This classic hardcover activity book written by Dr. Seuss and illustrated by Roy McKie encourages children to write and draw their own biographies. With a mix of serious (and seriously silly!) "Yes" and "No" questions; fill-in-the-blanks; images to complete, and simple writing activities, My Book About Me, By ME, Myself is an ideal gift for elementary school children and one that will become a cherished keepsake for parents." Quote from book description

 

Beautiful Oops!

Beautiful Oops!
Week 2

"A life lesson that all parents want their children to learn: It’s OK to make a mistake. In fact, hooray for mistakes! A mistake is an adventure in creativity, a portal of discovery. A spill doesn’t ruin a drawing—not when it becomes the shape of a goofy animal. And an accidental tear in your paper? Don’t be upset about it when you can turn it into the roaring mouth of an alligator." Quote from book description

Somebody Board Game

Somebody Board Game
Week 2 (and can be used at any time for a fun review)

My kids had this game. It helped Otter learn the names of various body parts and where they were located. There are several different ways to play the game, so you can adapt it for age and ability. My kids played with it from ages 4-9.

The Skeleton Inside You (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)

The Skeleton Inside You (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)
Week 3

My kids loved these books. We had them on our shelves for years and the kids looked through them multiple times. They were well worth the investment.

"Your skeleton helps you leap, somersault, and touch your toes—without it, you would be as floppy as a beanbag! There are over 200 bones living and growing inside you that make up your skeleton. There are also ligaments and joints that hold your bones together, and cartilage in your bendable parts like your ears and your nose. Learn all about what a skeleton can do..." Quote from book description

Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons

Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons
Week 4

See if your library has it to save $$, or get it in Kindle format. Remember, you can read Kindle books on your computer with a free app. I like how this particular book compares human and animal bones.

"What animal would you be if your finger bones grew so long that they reached your feet? Or what if you had no leg bones but kept your arm bones? This picture book will keep you guessing as you read about how human skeletons are like—and unlike—those of other animals." Quote from book description

The Busy Body Book: A Kid's Guide to Fitness

The Busy Body Book: A Kid's Guide to Fitness
Week 7

Encourage your kids to get moving when learning about muscles!

 

The Nervous System

The Nervous System
Week 8

My son used to love the True Books series. They are easy enough for a young reader, or you can use them as read-alouds for non-readers. Concepts are clearly explained and there are lots of illustrations / photographs.

Your Fantastic Elastic Brain

Your Fantastic Elastic Brain
Week 8

Click here for a free PDF lesson plan that goes with this book.

"This innovative and timely picture book teaches children that they have the ability to stretch and grow their own brains. It also delivers the crucial message that mistakes are an essential part of learning. The book introduces children to the anatomy and various functions of the brain in a fun and engaging way." Quote from book description

You Can't Taste a Pickle With Your Ear

You Can't Taste a Pickle With Your Ear
Week 9

"Why can't you hear a siren with your eyes? Spot an airplane with your hands? And how come a pickle on your ear isn't delicious? In You Can't Take a Pickle with Your Ear kids discover how each of their five senses is hard at work all day long, providing them with information and helping them get the most out of their daily lives. Whenever you think, "I'm oh-so-sweet," Pull off your socks and smell your feet! Sections such as "Hold Your Nose" and "Stick Out Your Tongue" (not the same time!) encourage hands-on investigations of what's happening inside kids' bodies and why a tongue is best for pickle tasting." Quote from book description

How Does Your Brain Work

How Does Your Brain Work
Week 9

This book presents information in a way that's not overwhelming to young students!

Fanny Crosby

OPTION 1 (for Christians)

ChristianFanny Crosby: Queen of Gospel Songs
Weeks 10-11

"The man said he was a doctor . . . but he did something to little baby Fanny’s eyes that made her blind for the rest of her life. How could she find out about the world around her? How could she be happy? How could she learn? How could she love God? How could she forgive? Fanny Crosby was blind for more than ninety years . . . and she wrote over 8,000 hymns and gospel songs about her Savior. " Quote from book description

Louis Braille: The Boy Who Invented Books for the Blind

Option 2 (for non-Christians)

Louis Braille: The Boy Who Invented Books for the Blind
Weeks 10-11

I love the Scholastic biographies for children. This is a great alternative to the book above, if you don't want to learn about Fanny Crosby. It's also a great extra book, for kids who want to learn more about blindness, etc.

 

Buddy: The First Seeing Eye Dog

Buddy: The First Seeing Eye Dog
Week 11

"Read about how seeing eye dogs came to be." Quote from book description

Sounds All Around (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1)

Sounds All Around (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1)
Week 12

"Sounds are all around us.

Clap your hands, snap your fingers: You're making sounds. Read and find out how people and animals use different kinds of sounds to communicate." Quote from book

Magic School Bus Explores the Senses

The Magic School Bus Explores the Senses
Week 13

For 2nd graders or as a read-aloud.

Otter always loved the Magic School Bus books. They are fun and informative.

The Listening Walk

The Listening Walk
Week 13

I love Aliki books and so did my kids!

 

 

The Circulatory Story

OPTION ONE: For 2nd graders+ or as a read-aloud.

The Circulatory Story
Week 14

 

Otter really liked this series of books. They have a decent amount of info presented in an easy-to-understand way.

"Simple, humorous text and comic illustrations explain the basics of the circulatory system--the systemic, pulmonary, and coronary circuits. Readers follow a red blood cell on its journey through the body, and in the process learn how the body combats disease, performs gas exchanges, and fights plaque." Quote from book description

Hear Your Heart (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)

OPTION TWO: For younger students.

My kids loved these books. We had them on our shelves for years and the kids looked through them multiple times. They were well worth the investment.

Hear Your Heart (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)
Week 14

"Night and day, whether you're asleep or awake, your heart is always beating. Read and find out how your heart works and how to keep it healthy." Quote from book description

 

A Drop of Blood (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)

A Drop of Blood (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)
Week 15

My kids loved these books. We had them on our shelves for years and the kids looked through them multiple times. They were well worth the investment. Ignore the age recommendation in the book description on Amazon. This book is for K-3, NOT ages 10-14, lol.

I know some Christian parents may be offended by the vampire on the cover. We weren't as it's just make-believe and there is no evil associated with the presentation of the material. Skip, if it doesn't mesh with your family.

"You've seen your own blood, when you have a cut or a scrape. You can see the veins in your wrist, and you've seen the scab that forms as a cut heals. But do you know what blood does for you? Without blood, you couldn't play, or grow, or learn. That's because just about every part of your body needs blood, from your muscles to your bones to your brain. How does your body use blood? Read and find out!" Quote from book description

How Do Your Lungs Work? (Rookie Read-About Health)

How Do Your Lungs Work? (Rookie Read-About Health)
Week 16

An easy-to-read book about lungs with simple enough language to be understood by young learners.

The Quest to Digest

OPTION ONE: For 2nd graders+ or as a read-aloud.

The Quest to Digest
Week 17

Otter loved this book so much, he checked it out from the library multiple times.

"Humorous text and illustrations follow an apple's journey through the human digestive system. Discover why mucus is so important to your body and how food particles are absorbed by the small intestine and turned into energy. Readers also learn why we burp, vomit, and pass gas." Quote from book description

What Happens to a Hamburger? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)

OPTION TWO: For younger children
What Happens to a Hamburger? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)
Week 17

Another great book in this set of books my children treasured.

All About Poop

All About Poop
Week 18

"“Have you ever wondered all about poop? Why our bodies make such stinky goop? And where does it go after we wipe when the poop is flushed into a pipe?" So begins the adventure of an inquisitive little boy and his charming dog as they discover how poop is formed and where it ends up. With humorous rhymes, children learn about the digestive system, septic tanks, sewage plants, and even proper bathroom etiquette. At the end of the book there's a bonus "Five Things to Remember About Poop" page as well as an educational poop trivia. Written by award-winning mom blogger Kate Hayes, this book will delight children (and parents) with its funny, yet educational, take on poop." Quote from book description

The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food

The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food
Week 18

Otter loved this book.

"Mama Bear lays down the law when she notices that Papa and the cubs are getting too chubby. With the help of Dr. Grizzly's slide show on how the body works, the Bear family makes a healthful adjustment in their diet and fitness habits. "A most enjoyable introduction to good nutrition and exercise." Quote from book description

Hello Reader: Make Your Way For Tooth Decay

Hello Reader: Make Your Way For Tooth Decay
Week 19

"Bobbi Katz and Steve Bjorkman created LOTS OF LICE and GERMS! GERMS! GERMS! and team up once again in this hilarious Level 3 Science Hello Reader! that teaches children about tooth decay." Quote from book description

How Many Teeth? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1)

How Many Teeth? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1)
Week 19

What If You Had Animal Teeth?

What If You Had Animal Teeth?
Week 19

This is a really fun and cute book. It's a great way to inject a bit of animals (which most kids LOVE) into a human body study, lol.

"WHAT IF YOU HAD ANIMAL TEETH? takes children on a fun, informative, and imaginative journey as they explore what it would be like if their own front teeth were replaced by those of a different animal. Featuring a dozen animals (beaver, great white shark, narwhal, elephant, rattlesnake, naked mole rat, hippopotamus, crocodile, and more), this book explores how different teeth are especially adapted for an animal's survival. At the end of the book, children will discover why their own teeth are just right for them. And they'll also get a friendly reminder to take good care of their teeth, because they're the only teeth they'll ever have. Each spread features a photograph of the animal using its specialized teeth on the left and a humorous illustrated image of a child using that animal's teeth on the right." Quote from book description

 

Learning Resources Healthy Lunch Basket

Learning Resources Healthy Lunch Basket
Week 20

Click here for other play food options.

My kids LOVED play food. They played with it from the time they were toddlers until they were fairly old - perhaps 10-11.

Most kids will love seeing a "toy" like this come in with their new school books in an Amazon box. It helps make them look forward to the things they will be learning!

Use this set (or another) to role-play healthy food options and to discuss the food groups.

You can use it with the linked, free nutrition curriculum in the daily schedule.

Eat Healthy, Feel Great

Eat Healthy, Feel Great

Week 20

This is an easy-to-understand and colorful book on nutrition.

Gregory, the Terrible Eater

Gregory, the Terrible Eater
Week 20

This book is a great discussion starter for fussy eaters and just a fun story to read. This was a favorite story of mine when I was a kid and something I shared with my own kids!

"Gregory isn't like most goats. Instead of indulging in delicacies like old shoes, boxes, and bottle caps, he prefers to eat fruits, vegetables, eggs, and fish. Mother Goat and Father Goat are disgusted, and after several attempts to get Gregory to eat like a proper goat, they finally take him to see Dr. Ram. But when Gregory finally develops a taste for flat tires and broken violins, he's not just eating like a goat---he's eating like a pig! Will Gregory be able to find a healthy balance before he eats everything in the house?"

How Did That Get in My Lunchbox?: The Story of Food

How Did That Get in My Lunchbox?: The Story of Food
Week 21

Most homeschooled kids don't get lunch in a lunchbox, but this is a great book to learn where food comes from. It might be fun to get an inexpensive lunchbox to go with this book and pack a few lunches either for a trip to the park, or just a backyard picnic.

Milk: From Cow to Carton (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Book)

Milk: From Cow to Carton (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Book)
Week 21

I love Aliki's books. This one teaches children where milk comes from.

I Have To Go! (Classic Munsch)

I Have To Go! (Classic Munsch)
Week 22

A silly story where the parents ask the son if he needs to go pee and he says, "No", but as soon as he's in his snowsuit, etc. he needs to go right away, lol.

I'm Growing!

I'm Growing!

Week 23

"The food we eat helps our bones and muscles, skin and hair, teeth and toenails grow bigger and longer and stronger. Inside and outside, we grow and grow without even knowing it!" Quote from book description

Ed Emberley's Complete Funprint Drawing Book

Ed Emberley's Complete Funprint Drawing Book
Week 24

Celebrate your child's uniqueness by focusing on fingerprints! This is a fun way to incorporate some art into your human body study. Otter LOVED the Ed Emberley fingerprint art books! So did I, lol.

 

Finger Printing Art Set
Week 24

This is an optional kit to use with the book above.

Your Skin and Mine: Revised Edition (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)

Your Skin and Mine: Revised Edition (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)
Week 24

"New illustrations and some text revision update this 1965 basic introduction to the skin and its functions. Four children take turns presenting different aspects of the skin, such as pigment and melanin, cuts and healing, fingerprints, and the sense of touch." Quote from book description

What If You Had Animal Hair?

What If You Had Animal Hair?
Week 24

This is a really fun and cute book. It's a great way to inject a bit of animals (which most kids LOVE) into a human body study, lol.

"If you could have any animal's hair, whose would you choose?

If you had a polar bear's double coat, you would never have to wear a hat when playing in the snow. If you had reindeer hair, it could help you stay afloat in water. And if you had a porcupine's hair, no bully would ever bother you again!

WHAT IF YOU HAD ANIMAL HAIR? is a follow-up to the adorable WHAT IF YOU HAD ANIMAL TEETH? Each spread will feature a photographic image of the animal and its hair on the left and an illustration of a child with that animal's hair on the right. As in ANIMAL TEETH, the illustrations will be humorous and will accompany informative text." Quote from book description

Germs Make Me Sick! (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)

Germs Make Me Sick! (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)
Week 25

This is such a classic picture book. My kids read it multiple times over the years.

"Germs are all around you, but they are too small for you to see. Many germs are harmless, but two kinds, viruses and bacteria, can make you sick. Read and find out about germs, how they can make you sick, and how your body works to fight them off and keep you healthy." Quote from book description

Pasteur's Fight Against Microbes

Pasteur's Fight Against Microbes
Week 25

I used this book with my kids. It's a pleasant, historical read about the discovery of germs.

"In 1856, when Louis Pasteur first began studying microbes in rotten sugarbeet juice, he put into motion a chain of events that saved France's wine industry, and revolutionized medicine and biology." Quote from book description

Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes

Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes
Week 26

"All around the world — in the sea, in the soil, in the air, and in your body — there are living things so tiny that millions could fit on an ant’s antenna. They’re busy doing all sorts of things, from giving you a cold and making yogurt to eroding mountains and helping to make the air we breathe. If you could see them with your eye, you’d find that they all look different, and that they’re really good at changing things into something else and at making many more microbes like themselves! From Nicola Davies comes a first exploration for young readers of the world’s tiniest living organisms." Quote from book description

Germs! Germs! Germs! (Hello Reader! Level 3 Science)

Germs! Germs! Germs! (Hello Reader! Level 3 Science)
Week 26

My son read this book over and over when he was young!

"A rhyming story introduces young readers to germs and where they live, from food left out of the refrigerator to the inside of the body, and offers gentle rhyming instructions on how to keep germs away." Quote from book description

Sleep Is for Everyone (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1)

Sleep Is for Everyone (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1)
Week 27

"Why do you get sleepy?

When you feel tired, your body is telling you that it needs a rest. Everyone needs sleep. Babies need lots of sleep. Grown-ups need less. But no one can go without sleep for long. A team of scientists stayed awake for as long as they could to see what could happen. Read and find out some wide-eyed facts about the science of shut-eye." Quote from book description

 

Doctor De Soto

Doctor De Soto
Week 27

A classic story that is loved by my children (and me)!

The Berenstain Bears Go to the Doctor

The Berenstain Bears Go to the Doctor
Week 27

Otter loved these stories.

Balto

The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto (Step-Into-Reading)
Week 28

Learn the true story of Balto, a dog who delivered medicine to children in Nome, Alaska, during an outbreak of diptheria.

What's Eating You?: Parasites -- The Inside Story (Animal Science)

What's Eating You?: Parasites -- The Inside Story (Animal Science)
Week 28

Even young kids will find this book fascinating!

"Mites and lice, fleas, ticks, and tapeworms — most living creatures that have a habitat also are a habitat, including you (are you itchy yet?). Unwelcome guests — parasites — are everywhere, from the barnacles hitching a ride on a humpback whale’s head to the tiny flies that control a bee’s brain and make it literally dig its own grave. Now an expert team returns for an in-depth look at how these insidious critters do it, whether it’s leaping aboard moving targets or morphing their body shapes, and what their unwitting hosts have learned to do to fight back and reclaim their space." Quote from book description

Feelings (Reading Rainbow Book)

Feelings (Reading Rainbow Book)
Week 29

This book was a favorite in my house. My kids pulled it off the shelf to read, over and over.

"Happy, sad, shy, excited--how do you feel? Sometimes it's hard to explain you feelings. Share this book with a friend and you'll both feel terrific!" Quote from book description

No Thanks, But I'd Love to Dance: Choosing to Live Smoke Free

No Thanks, But I'd Love to Dance: Choosing to Live Smoke Free
Week 30

The book has a simple but engaging story line with bright, colorful cartoon-like illustrations. It shows a grandmother living with the consequences of choosing to smoke earlier in her life, but nothing is presented in a scary kind of way. The story is sweet and also empowering.

I also like the fact that the book contains some basic science concepts. Your child can learn about what lungs are for and the fact that we breathe oxygen. In the very back of the book is a section titled "challenge words". There are words like energy, brain, damage, gas, etc. with brief and simple to understand explanations. The info is very basic but appropriate for the intended audience.

It's really hard to find appropriate books for younger children that cover concepts like this. I think that No Thanks, But I'd Love to Dance is a great opportunity to cover this very important message with your little ones.

Also - in the back of the book the author links her website. You can download free coloring pages to help make the ideas in the story stick. :-)

 

Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept

Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept
Week 31

Sample pages

Although this is a picture book, even older kids should go over the topic of sexual abuse / inappropriate touching. This book does a good job and uses a beautifully illustrated story to teach. It doesn't come across as "cheesy", like many books on the topic. Please do not skip this important topic!

"'Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept' is a beautifully illustrated children's picture book that sensitively broaches the subject of keeping children safe from inappropriate touch. We teach water and road safety, but how do we teach Body Safety to young children in a way that is neither frightening nor confronting? This book is an invaluable tool for parents, caregivers, teachers and healthcare professionals to broach the subject of safe and unsafe touch in a non-threatening and age-appropriate way. The comprehensive notes to the reader and discussion questions at the back of the book support both the reader and the child when discussing the story. Suitable for children aged 3 to 12 years." Quote from book description

Click the video below to hear/see the book read out loud.

Before I Was Born

ChristianBefore I Was Born
Week 32

"If you are looking for a trusted resource to use in explaining sexuality to children 5 to 8 years old you will find this gently illustrated book an asset. From a biblical viewpoint you can explain sexuality, human reproduction, and the growth of a child inside the mother's body. Understandable yet straightforward text, and softened, but very realistic illustrations show the physical differences between men and women before and after puberty, as well as the miracle of childbirth. Children will develop an appreciation for God's marvelous gift of their bodies, including their sexual organs, and begin to understand the concept of families as God's intended framework for their own nurture and growth.

This is Book Two in the God's Design for Sex series, with over 250,000 copies in print. It will allow you as the parent to be your child's primary sex educator, teaching what God's design for sex is all about, through marriage, pregnancy, and birth." Quote from book description

The Squire and the Scroll

ChristianThe Squire and the Scroll (for boys)
Week 32

We used this book with Otter! It was a valuable teaching tool. Read the story book now, and use the accompanying devotion book, later, when your child is older. Download (or bookmark) some free lapbook elements I made for my son to use with the devotions book, by clicking here.

"This captivating adventure follows a young squire who travels a long, dangerous road beside his brave knight, on a quest for their king. The action builds until the final face-off with the monstrous, evil dragon. Only then does the squire learn of the secret beyond the cave that ends in a joyous celebration for the entire kingdom.Children will gain valuable insight as they learn, along with the young squire, what it means to face the dangers of temptation, and what it takes to guard one's heart from all that is impure." Quote from book description

The Princess and the Kiss: A Story of God's Gift of Purity

ChristianThe Princess and the Kiss: A Story of God's Gift of Purity (for girls)
Week 32

Read the story book now, and use the accompanying devotion book, later, when your child is older.

"A loving king and queen present their daughter with a gift from God - her first kiss - to keep or to give away. The wise girl waits for the man who is worthy of her precious gift. Where is he and how will she ever find him? The surprising answer in this marvelous parable will touch the heart of parent and child alike.The Princess and the Kiss beautifully portrays the ageless message that "love... comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith" (1 Timothy 1:5 NIV)" Quote from book description

No Dragons For Tea;Fire Safety for Kids

No Dragons For Tea;Fire Safety for Kids
Week 33

Do your children know what to do if there is a fire? This book teaches fire safety in a way that isn't scary. After the story, there is a fire safety poem and a list of fire rules.

 

Watch Out! At Home

Watch Out! At Home
Week 34

"When at home, kids are cautioned to avoid playing with sharp objects, to keep a safe distance from things cooking on the kitchen stove, to treat electrical appliances with caution, and generally to keep alert for potential household hazards. Clearly written in brief passages that are easy for younger children to absorb and understand, the Watch Out! series of color-illustrated books give kids safety advice that applies inside and outside the home, while they are traveling in a car, and when they are enjoying nature and having outdoor fun. The lessons illustrated in all Watch Out! books help children identify safety issues and avoid potentially dangerous situations. Appealing cartoon-style illustrations on every page." Quote from book description

 

 

Eddy Eagle program
Week 34

No matter what your stance on firearms is, it's VERY important to teach your children gun safety. The Eddy Eagle program teaches your kids to do the following if they see a firearm:

  • Stop
  • Don't touch
  • Leave the area
  • Tell an adult

Program materials are very inexpensive and effective. We used this program with our children.

 

The Berenstain Bears: Safe and Sound!

The Berenstain Bears: Safe and Sound!
Week 35

Otter loved these books, when he was little. They aren't the best writing on the planet, but they are engaging with a good moral.

"Brother Bear and Sister Bear love to ride their skateboards. When their usual skating park closes, the only place left to ride is a neighborhood spot where helmets are not the fashion! Will Brother and Sister forget Mama's advice about putting safety first?" Quote from book description

 

 

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