"Healthy Habits, a book for early readers, sets a positive, cheerful tone while explaining in simple language the basics of good health. The first section gives general suggestions for maintaining healthy habits without coming off as preachy. It addresses food, hygiene, teeth, exercise in the form of play, drinking water, healthy snacks, and the value of sleep. The book ends with a few interesting, general facts, and includes a glossary, read more section, internet sites, and an index.
This information is important to the preschool ages and young children in the early grades. The information seems like it should be common knowledge, but many children don’t know or can’t articulate these facts, and this book provides the information on a level they can understand and learn. The bold, bright photographs of kids having fun doing the suggested activities supports the text and gives context clues to early readers.
This book would make a wonderful introduction to good health and habits for children in the first few weeks of school and a valuable reminder throughout the year. It would be useful for a health unit and a good introduction to all forms of hygiene, an important part of the early grades with its sneezing, colds, and close contact among the children. The readability of the text can empower the students and get the message across as they read the words themselves. And best of all, it’s a fun book.
http://simplyscience.wordpress.com/2011/09/06/healthy-habits/" - SimplyScience Blog
September 6, 2011