Children’s Book Review: Adventures in Science – The Human Body By Courtney Acampora

ADVENTURES IN SCIENCE
The Human Body

By: Courtney Acampora

Published: December 12, 2017

Publisher: Silver Dolphin Books

Non-Fiction/Activity Kit

Stop the summer slide and keep kids excited to learn about science by teaching them about our amazing human body. This kit is more than just a boring book.

Besides the book, there is a poster with stickers, flash cards and a skeleton for kids to put together. The book covers all parts of the human body from cells and tissues to the five senses, to the brain, digestion, and even the importance of exercising to stay healthy.
The book offers lots of photography and small fact sections to give kids just enough information to keep them interested and not overwhelm them. Explaining how our muscle and tendons or even our digestive system work can be confusing, but the details in this book make it easy for kids to grasp.
The flash cards included are just the right size and offer a way to quiz or find information quickly. I would have loved playing school with this set as a kid. This is also a great set for homeschooling families or students that need extra help with science.

 

I was excited about the included skeleton, but unfortunately found it quite frustrating to put together. I finally gave up. I was able to get part of it together until it would fall apart and I would have to start over. I can see that this would definitely frustrate elementary aged children and would need parent support to help put this together.
The accompanying poster and stickers are also an excellent way to quiz and check for understanding of all the body parts including the bones and internal organs. I was disappointed in the fact that these stickers are a one-time use. It would have made more sense to make this a laminated type of poster with reusable stickers for multiple uses. For a homeschooling family that may want to reuse this resource several times, the stickers were not made for that.
So, even though this is a great resource, it does have its limitations. There is still much to learn from the book alone about the how the amazing human body works and offers lots of important information. This kit can still be a helpful resource for elementary classrooms and homeschooling families.
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All summer I’ll be sharing books for children and youths that are great choices to keep your children interested in reading and learning. These may be books that encourage reading, play, and kindness as well as keeping kids interested in science and history all while continuing to read. The summer slide is real and teachers will appreciate kids that continue to keep their minds active along with their bodies. See all the Summer Read-to-Learn books, HERE.

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Thanks to the publisher for sending a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. This review is my honest opinion. If you choose to purchase this book through the above link, I may receive a small commission without you having to pay a cent more for your purchase.
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