Wednesday, April 9, 2014

H is for Health Website


Children ask all kinds of questions about their body that caregivers and parents have a hard time answering. Things like, “Why do I have to brush my teeth?” “What is a birthmark?” “What is a belly button?” These are just a sample of the questions that Kid’s Health.org website can answer.  http://www.kidshealth.org
It evens answers some of the rare questions like “Why do I blow wind” and “What’s a wart?”  This interactive website includes articles on some of the most common and bizarre questions children come up with, as well as games, quizzes, videos and puzzles to entertain them while doing research about how the body works.
Older children should have no trouble navigating this colorful, kid-friendly site. Maybe pick a subject weekly and have the children do research. Log onto this site and click on the For Kids section.  There are a variety of tabs on the left for different health subjects.
Caregivers will need to start discussions with younger children and this is a marvelous site to obtain all the information you need to answer questions about the body.
Click on the For Parents section to find instruction sheets for First Aid and Safety. Think about printing out these pages and start your own “first aid” resource book.
Overall, this is a “super” site to visit.
Moving right along to the next letter. Tomorrow is the letter I,
Tania
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