Learning about our bodies can be complicated! Enter this amazing little puzzle that shows a human body in layers (there is a boy's version and a girl's version). Starting at the bottom with the skeleton, then the organs, then muscles, then skin, and finally a fully clothed boy or girl, this puzzle can help with all kinds of questions.
What does your skeleton look like?
What's under your skin?
How does the blood move in your body?
What does your brain look like?
Does everyone look the same inside?
Where does your food go?
The list goes on and on, but one thing is certain - kids are curious and they want answers!
Pros of the puzzle:
*It is interesting and well made (all wood).
*It is anatomically correct without being weird.
*It is a great way to introduce anatomy and body parts.
Cons of the puzzle:
*Although the pieces are self correcting, it can be a little hard to put together (like many layer puzzles). Younger kids may need some help.
*Only represents blond, white kids.
*If you knock it over, all parts may fall out -which may or may not be frustrating for your child.
The verdict - I do recommend this puzzle. All in all, it's friendly illustrations and self-correcting pieces make it a fantastic choice for any inquisitive child aged 3 and over. It can be used in a variety of ways - to explain anatomy, to introduce body concepts, to explain injuries (broken bones, etc) or to prep for a doctor's visit.
Let Them Fly!