This book provides a simple, child-friendly introduction to the heart, with clear diagrams and minimal but effective explanations. Children learn the very basics of how a heart works, how blood flows through it, and the role of valves, veins, and arteries. Part of the popular series Let's Read and Find Out Science.
is a potentially confusing topic for children, but Shower's
explanations are crystal clear! Booklist said the
informal design brings
the physiology right into daily life. Factual, accurate, and
fun" Teachers will appreciate
how the text guides readers through a few hands on activities, like
taking your pulse and listening
heartbeats of others using a cardboard tube stethoscope.
Interest Level: Grade 2-5 DRA Level: 24 Lexile Measure: 500L
Here are two sample pages showing children listening to the heart beats of others using cardboard stethoscopes (the book touches on how the heartbeat varies according to age.) Other pages include diagrams of the heart and other kid-friendly information about the circulatory system.
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