April has taught Spanish and English as a Second Language and she has her Ed. S. in Foreign Language Education.
The Human Body
The human body is pretty amazing. It is made up of many parts that work together to make one important organism that can live, breathe, eat, jump, dance and so much more--you! Let's explore some of these body parts now. To make it a little more fun and help you remember them, try to make up your own dance move for each body part you learn about.
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There are many important body parts located on and in your head:
- Hair actually covers almost every part of your body, not just your head. It helps regulate body temperature and protect your skin from the sun. Hair comes in many different colors.
- Eyes are important because they help you see the world around you. They give you depth perception so that you do not run into things. Eyes also have some other important parts, like eyelids and eyelashes. These protect your eyes by keeping out dust and dirt.
- Ears help you hear the world around you. They also help you to keep your balance.
- Your nose helps you smell the world around you, and it also helps you breathe. It can help you smell the wonderful smells that come from your family kitchen, or it can let you know when your little brother or cousin needs a diaper change. It can also warn you of danger signs, like smoke from a fire or a gas leak.
- Your mouth works with your nose to help you taste and breathe. Your tongue lets you taste many different things, like bitterness, saltiness or sweetness. Your lips and teeth also help you when you are eating and drinking.
Your neck helps your head to turn, and it connects your head to your shoulders. Your shoulders then connect to your two arms. Your arms help you reach for things and give your family hugs. At the end of your arms are your two hands. These hands and the ten fingers that are attached help you pick things up, write and eat.
Your chest and abdomen contain and protect many different organs. Most importantly, your chest protects your heart, which keeps you alive by pumping blood. It also protects your lungs. They provide the oxygen needed to pump the blood from your heart. Your ribs are the bones in your chest.
Your abdomen contains your stomach and intestines. These change food into energy and get rid of waste in your body. There are also many other organs in your abdomen like your kidneys, liver and pancreas that help to keep your body running smoothly.
Your legs and feet help take you places. They work together to help you walk and move, from crawling when you are a baby to now when you are able to run. Your toes help give you balance as you walk.
Skin, Muscle and Bones
Your skin, muscles and bones also play an important role in your body. Your skin protects you from the sun and helps hold all your body parts in place. Your muscles help you move, talk and breathe and your skeleton gives your body a shape.
As you learned in this lesson, there are many important parts that make up the human body. From your head down to your toes, every part has a special job that keeps your body working properly. Don't forget to practice your new dance moves so you can remember your body parts!
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Human Body Parts Lesson for Kids
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