I told you how much Maia liked reading about bodies and how they work.
Well, her obsession has reached new heights thanks to Usborne’s See Inside Your Body by Katie Daynes, kindly lent to us by a friend.
The detail in this book is wonderful, and not only that, but each page has multiple flaps you can lift — a three year old’s joy. This has been our go-to bedtime and naptime book (and I’m starting to think about encouraging a new direction for her interest!)
Update: This book doesn’t seem to be available anymore, but here’s a new Look Inside Your Body book by Usborne with flaps to lift.
The body tracing is a project that I’ve been wanting to do for a while (it’s on the list) and was sure Maia would enjoy. I connected two pieces of poster board on the back with tape, taped the whole thing to the floor, and asked Maia if she wanted me to trace her body. Yes, of course. Then we got out her body book and filled in the various parts. I drew most of the organs at her request. She drew the veins and arteries (her favorites) and the brain, eyes, nose, mouth, and teeth.
She was so proud of this and wanted to hang it up with the feet (almost) touching the floor so she could see it all at her level.
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