Ayala Laufer-Cahana M.D.
Learning about our bodies not only ignites an interest in science, but is also a powerful tool for teaching kids how to stay healthy and prevent disease. Human Body Detectives instills the basic principles of a healthy lifestyle along the way—eat well, be active, get enough sleep and be socially engaged—in a most pleasurable way. Enjoy the journey!
Dr. Heather’s Human Body Detectives series has great stories written with a heart and sense of humor that engages and educates kids by inspiring them to be healthy, eat well and, most of all, have fun doing it. In fact, ‘Fun’ is the operative word. The good habits and healthy practices your kids will learn in Human Body Detectives are just the by products of the good time they will have reading it.
I was super thrilled when I purchased this piece of the curriculum since it follows more of what I believe in rather than the standard American diet that generally doesn't serve us very well. My daughter is in grade 6 and I think this will carry us through to grade 8 easily. I would highly recommend this course.
My 5th-grade daughter is homeschooled, and we wanted to incorporate a health curriculum into her studies. We are very happy with Human Body Detectives. The story is a good start to the section, and the worksheets are a fun way for the child to learn. I am impressed with the content, and it is nice for my daughter to understand how the body works and what foods are good and bad ... and why. Thank you for putting this together.
Human Body Detectives has been the perfect science addition this year. Each lesson is simple and only takes as long as the kids keep chatting about what they are learning. My girls are grades 4 and 6 and find this challenging enough to pay attention but easy enough that we don't have to take all day. I love that it is printable. Each section only takes one month to finish if you do it once a week. I would recommend this product!! Even I am learning.
My children have thoroughly enjoyed learning about the body using Human Body Detectives. The modules are easy to follow, each lesson is fun and interactive, and the audio / visual elements really give the children a sense of ownership over the project.
Most importantly, my children understand the human body and can talk easily and clearly about each of the systems they've learned about.
I would recommend it to everybody without hesitation!