This four book series introduces young children to health topics including,
Staying Healthy; Growing; Moving and Senses. Each title uses simple, clear text with short concise sentences. Additional information is provided in colour coded boxes allowing for ease of interpretation, while each page has an activity designed to reinforce the message e.g. under the heading “what is health?” the activity asks the children, “When did you last have a cold or the flu? How did you get better? How long did it take before you were well again?”.
Each page compares humans with animals creating a clever way to relate information. Each individual animal has a bite-sized piece of information again in colour-coded boxes.
Each book includes Contents, Index and a Glossary page, in addition there is a great literacy tool with an Animal Index and quiz page which allow children to answer simple quiz questions using the index to locate the answers within the book.
If you are teaching or interested in health and want a series to introduce this topic to young children then the Humans and Animals Series is a great place to start!
Publisher: North Mankato, Minn. : Smart Apple Media, c2006.
reviewed by Tracy Dyett