Monday, August 21, 2017

Is There a Doctor in the House?

So is there a doctor in our house?  At the rate we are going, there might be one soon!  Colby LOVES all things human body.  In his various science curriculum we have explored the human body quite a bit.  He is beginning to become a walking encyclopedia when it comes to the body, so much so that I recently had to retire one book for a while as it was starting to get on everyone's nerves. (and don't even think about asking him where babies come from!)

But sucker that I am, when I got the chance to review The Dr. Bonyfide books from Timberdoodle, I jumped at the chance.  Just call me a glutton for punishment.  This set of 4 books can be ordered together, and do come together if you order the Timberdoodle complete 6th grade curriculum set.  You can also order them separately if you choose.

Each of these amazing, paperback books is approximately 120-160 pages long.  Printed in full color, the slick pages are thick enough to hold up to little hands and wear and tear.  They are written in a rhyming fashion that are easy to read and even have pronunciation guides for harder or possibly unfamiliar words, such as Osteology.  There are many pages that describe the specific bones being highlighted in each particular book and then sprinkled throughout are games, word searches, puzzles, activities, and more.  At the end of each book is a certificate of completion to reward your child for work well done.

Books include-

Book 1- Dr. Bonyfide Presents Bones of the Hand, Arm, and Shoulder.

Book 2- Dr. Bonyfide Presents Bones of the Foot, Leg and Pelvis.

Book 3- Dr. Bonyfide Presents Bones of the Rib Cage and Spine

Book 4-  Dr. Bonyfide Presents Bones of the Head, Face and Neck.

So what do we think?

Let's face it, no matter how much great information is in a book, it will do your child no good if they do not read it.  You will not have that problem with Dr. Bonyfide.  These are such fun books and my son, age 10, devoured them.  Though I had hoped to read them all together, he immediately took several to his room to read alone.  When I finally got my hands on them, he chose Book 1- Dr. Bonyfide Presents Bones of the Hand, Arm, and Shoulder to work through together first.  Not because it was Book 1, mind you, but because he found the cool "x ray" glasses in the back! 

We had fun counting fingers, identifying bones, and looking through the special glasses.  We even learned how to finger spell words, including his name.  One of Colby's favorite parts was finding the surprise jokes through the glasses.  His favorite?

"Why didn't the skeleton eat at the cafeteria?  Because he didn't have the stomach for it!"

Colby also really enjoyed the fun comics sprinkled in the last two books. Hey, if that's what it takes to hold the attention of and teach a 10 year old, so be it, right?!

While you could not count this as a full human body curriculum for middle schoolers or upper elementary, the Dr. Bonyfide books are a great supplement!  They will provide not only hours of fun, but also some great facts.

Did you know-
  • there are 64 bones in your upper extremities?
  • your big toe is known as the hallux?
  • there are 26 bones in your spine?
  • or that your head, neck and and face contain 29 bones? 

Well, now you do!  You can learn this and so much more with Dr. Bonyfide books from Timberdoodle.  Keep an eye on Family, Faith ad Fridays for more Timberdoodle reviews!


1 comment:

  1. These do look like very fun books! And it's always useful to have a doctor in the family!


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