Monday, 8 September 2014

Body Parts

We can teach our kids about their body parts during daily activities like playing, bathing, eating, sleeping etc. Also some rhymes help learn the various basic body parts. Lets first list all the body parts and then see which activities can help teach them.

Basic body parts
  • head
  • finger
  • mouth
  • nose
  • eye
  • ear
  • hair
  • hand
  • foot
  • leg
  • arm
  • teeth

Medium level body parts

  • thumb
  • tooth
  • lip
  • tongue
  • cheek
  • toe
  • shoulder
  • knee
  • tummy/stomach/belly
  • neck
  • back
  • bottom
  • little finger/pinkie

High level body parts

  • belly button
  • skin
  • beard
  • chin

Higher level body parts

  • index finger
  • middle finger
  • ring finger
  • ankle
  • wrist
  • elbow
  • forehead
  • eyelash
  • eyebrow
  • moustache
  • chest
  • hip
  • big toe
  • little toe
  • palm
  • fingernail

Highest level body parts

  • forearm
  • armpit
  • spine
  • waist
  • fringe
  • heel
  • sole
  • shin
  • calf
  • jaw
  • biceps
  • crown
  • wrinkle
  • bags under your eyes
  • temples
  • ear lobe
  • nostril
  • pupil
  • iris
  • eyelid
  • shoulder blade
  • collar bone
  • trunk
  • rib
  • thigh
  • lower back
  • toenail
The above can be classified as External body parts.

Songs that help learn body parts"
- Head shoulder knees and toes
- If you are happy and you know it
- Hokey pokey

If everyone has the same body parts what makes all look different?
Here are some reasons:
- Different heights
- Different hair color
- Different shapes of the body parts of face eg: nose
- Different weights
- Different skin color

The different body movements associated with our external body parts include:
- Walking
- Running
- Hitting
- Kicking
- Jumping
- Writing

Refer to how Sense Organs work from 5 Senses

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