Storytime with Jessica – My Body

I have a body, you have a body.

It might look a little different or a lot different but we all have one and it’s important to know about your body no matter what you call it:

tijelo (Croatian)
גוּף (Hebrew)
umzimba (Zulu)
corff (Welsh)
байгууллага (Mongolian)
badan (Malay)
corporis (Latin)
tinana (Maori)
corps (French)

Source

Link to Catalogue record for Me and My Amazing Body

Me and My Amazing Body by Joan Sweeney, illustrated by Annette Cable

What is under your skin?
Why do you have bones?
What do your muscles do?
Where does the food you eat go?

Me and My Amazing Body can show you! From your head to your toes and everything in between, this playful introduction to anatomy explains all the important parts of your body, what they do, and why you need them in order to breathe, work, and play. Easy to read and easy to understand, Me and My Amazing Body will enable even the youngest children to appreciate their amazing bodies.

This is a great book to use to talk about the different parts of the body – written simply and with great illustrations to make it easy to follow this is a great place to start to answer all those human biology questions.

I Love You, Nose! I Love You, Toes! by Linda Davick

In rhyming verse, children celebrates each body part.

A celebration of our bodies and how much we love each part of them – even if weird stuff comes out when we sneeze.

Link to Catalogue record for I Love You, Nose! I Love You, Toes!
Link to Catalogue record for The Bum Book

The Bum Book by Kate Mayes, illustrated by Andrew Joyner

This is a book for anyone who has a bum or knows someone with a bum. It’s a celebration of my bum and your bum and the whole world’s bum.

Everyone has a bum, but everyone’s bum is different and this book is a celebration of all the bums out there and all of the ways we can describe our bums. (I think my favourite is the sunburned bum).

Link to Catalogue record for Parts

Parts by Tedd Arnold

A five-year-old boy thinks his body is falling apart until he learns new teeth grow and hair and skin replace themselves.

Our bodies are precious…but bits also keep falling off and out. The main character in this book deals with that confusing bit of information in this funny book. Especially enjoyable for kids who already know that they lose hair and snot and earwax but can enjoy the character’s freak out.

Link to Catalogue record for More Parts

More Parts by Tedd Arnold

A young boy is worried about what will happen to his body when he hears such expressions as “give him a hand,” “laugh your head off,” and “hold your tongue.”

A follow on to Parts, this book deals with all of those odd sayings we have about our body. A great choice for kids who find these idioms difficult – including some kids with autism.

Rhymes

I Have A Nose

 On my face, I have a nose
And way down here, I have ten toes.
I have two eyes that can blink.
I have a head to help me think.
I have a chin, and very near
I have two ears so I can hear.
Here are my arms to hold up high.
And here is my hand to wave goodbye.

Two Little Feet Go Tap 

Two little feet go tap, tap, tap,
Two little hands go clap, clap, clap.
A quick little leap up from my chair,
Two little arms reach high in the air!
Two little feet go jump, jump, jump,
Two little fists go thump, thump, thump.
One little body goes round and round,
And one little child
sits quietly down.

Craft

Skeleton

What you need:

What to do:

  1. Colour in and cut out the template.
  2. Glue onto a piece of paper in the correct positions.
  3. OR Attach with split pins to make a moveable skeleton.