Category Archives: Health

Look at all those Bones!

The preschoolers are still studying the human body and are currently learning all about their bones.

The children were very interested in the x-rays at the light table and could name many of the bones.

The next day the x-rays were set out on the floor where the children worked together to assemble the skeleton.

The kids did a great job putting the puzzle together and were very proud of their work!

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Pumping Balloon Heart Experiment

The preschool class continues to learn about the human body and recently did a heart experiment.  The children poured red water into a balloon, inserted a straw into the opening and then taped it closed.

After filling the balloon with water the children could “pump” the balloon to see how blood flows through veins.

After completing the experiment the children and teachers talked about how important it is to have a healthy heart.

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Preschoolers Learn about the Human Body

Our preschool class is moving on to a new science topic and will be learning all about the human body. 

Teachers traced each child’s body.

The children cut out their bodies and then attached them to the mirror in the gym.

This week the children are learning about the circulatory system.  After watching a video of a model heart pumping on the classroom’s ipad they they colored a heart diagram.

The hearts were cut out and glued to the children’s paper bodies.   More heart experiments are planned for this week.  

Over the next two to three months the children will have many opportunities to learn about individual organs as well as the skeletal, nervous, and muscular systems.  The preschoolers will explore the 5 senses, and then we’ll end the unit learning how to stay healthy.  Some of the staying healthy topics include germs, nutrition, and exercise.

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Infant/Toddler Teething Rings

I don’t usually write posts for or about the little ones enrolled in our baby home, but I found the coolest item when I took my 14 year old to see her pediatrician this morning.  The teething ring/toddler toothbrush pictured above was in the display cabinet.   What a great way to help a child become accustomed to inserting a toothbrush in his/her mouth.  And yes, I know toddlers will put anything into their mouths, but when it comes to brushing many will fight it.  I should know as the 14 year old was a prime example of a toddler/preschooler who fought the toothbrushing and dental visits.  It cost me a $50.00 Tinkerbell Halloween costume to get the first dental xrays!  And that was after several visits where she refused to put the films in her mouth.  Our dentist eventually sent films home for her to practice with!

While looking for these teething rings online I came across Dental Care for Infants and Children.  It addresses the importance of caring for baby teeth.   Through all the years of operating our child care homes I have seen a few cases of children’s teeth becoming decayed to the point where those children had to endure preventable dental work.  For this reason Little Pandas Preschool encourages parents to wean their children off bottles as soon as possible.  While at school children consume all liquids and food at the table and are not permitted to carry those items into the play areas.

I found the teething rings at 900-902 Infant Safety Brushes – Tess Oral Health – Infant brush, Brush teether combo brush, Safety toothbrush.  I’ll have to  do some more research to see if I can find a site where they can be purchased in smaller quantities.  They may be available from your child’s pediatrician or dentist.

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