Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Make Learning about the Bones in Body Fun for Your Kids by Using Dr. Bonyfide’s Workbooks from Know Yourself -- Makes a Great Gift Idea for Homeschooling Families, Too! (Review)

 Disclosure: I was sent samples from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Learning about the human body for kids should be exciting!

"The best way to teach little learners all about the human body is with the Know Yourself children’s anatomy book series, which provide age-appropriate, awesome, and funny educational materials."

Having a degree in Public Health and being a health educator by trade, I was excited when it came time to cover Anatomy and Physical and the human body with my girls in our homeschooling.  A few years ago, I did the basics about the bodily systems and major parts of the body, and the girls really enjoyed it.  We did q-tip skeletons, made lungs with balloons, and made sensory bins to show blood cells.  I found that the hands on learning approach worked best for my girls, and have continued that as we progress in our schooling. Now that my girls are in 7th grade, I wanted to go back and cover the body more in-depth.  Knowing the style of learning they do best with, I wanted to find some books and workbooks that wouldn't be boring, as some kids don't find learning about the human body and specifics about bones that make up our body.  I first started seeing the Dr. Bonyfide’s Bones of the Body Workbooks from Know Yourself pop up in ads on Facebook, and then asked around to other homeschooling friends to see if they had tried out the books, or seen them in person.  None of my friends had tried the books with their kids, but they were curious to after seeing the ads. Eventually I found a few families who had used these books with their kids, and they couldn't stop raving about them.  They loved how the 206 bones of the bones were explained in a fun and playful way, and how their kids really ate up the material and didn't want to put down the workbooks. Each and every day when it came time to study the body with these books, the kids were attentive and ready to learn, as they knew they were in for a fun school day.  Hearing all this, I really wanted to pick up copies of the Know Yourself 4 Book Set,"Dr. Bonyfide Presents 206 Bones of the Human Body", to share with my girls.

More about the Know Yourself Bones of the Body Book Set:

Buy now from Amazon for only $69.52

"The award-winning company offers Dr. Bonyfide’s Bones of the Body Workbooks full of fun and educational activities for children eight and up, developed by a culturally diverse team of educators, health professionals, and parents. 

Enjoy activities such as crossword puzzles, mazes, x-ray vision, and more. Featuring an in-depth exploration of the human body guided by Dr. Bonyfide and his friends as they help develop a lifelong love for science, an appreciation for one's body, and the path to learning to Know Yourself."

Book 1: Bones of the Hand, Arm, and Shoulder --

"In Book 1, Dr. Bonyfide and his friend Pinky Le Darpals take young people on a whimsical, step-by-step journey through the bones of the hand, arm, and shoulder. Readers enjoy puzzles, rhymes, X-ray vision glasses, and kid-friendly learning! Bones of the Foot, Leg, and Pelvis"

Book 2: Bones of the Foot, Leg, and Pelvis -- 

"The fun continues with Book 2's circus theme! Readers join Dr. Bonyfide and Ringmaster Starr for an amaaaazing big top introduction to the bones of the foot, leg, and pelvis. Enjoy the antics of a colorful cast of acrobats, trapeze artists, and clowns in this second book of the Know Yourself Academy series. Engaging activities, hidden messages, and Know Yourself's beautiful visuals will help young people on the adventure to get to know how their body works."

Book 3: Bones of the Rib Cage and Spine --

"In Book 3, readers take a rollicking elevator ride traveling the ribcage and spine. Along with main characters Dr. Bonyfide and Pinky, young learners meet new friends Vinny Vertebrae, Ruby Rib, Lumbar Jack, and others! This book features Know Yourself's signature learning strategies like memory cues, puzzles, fun facts, and original comic strips."

Book 4: Bones of the Head, Face, and Neck --

"Take a trip to Skull Island in Book 4 and get to know the bones of the head, face, and neck. Dr. Bonyfide makes a hilarious friend in Seymour Seagull, with Lady Lacrima, Maxilla Gorilla, Oliver Ossicle, and Occipital Ox rounding out the crew. Completion of this fourth and final book in our skeletal series means that special congratulations are in order – the entire skeletal system has been learned!"


After reaching out to the folks at Know Yourself, they sent along the complete 4-book set for me to check out and share with my girls.  When I first received the books and started to look them, I found myself getting excited about the books and couldn't wait to share them with my girls.  I wished that they had these workbooks back when I was in school trying to memorize the bones of the body, as it was always pure memorization back then.  But, flipping through these books and seeing how they presented the content in fun ways, using rhyming, puzzles and games, and even including X-ray vision glasses, I knew this would be a different teaching experience that the girls would be up for and really gain a lot from...and boy was I right.

We have been using these workbooks for a little over a week now, and are halfway through the first book.  I can't get over just how much my girls are learning, and how they are excited to start their school day each day, as they can't wait to get to these colorful anatomy workbooks.  My youngest went from dreading human anatomy and physiology classes as it always seemed too difficult and many of the terms she couldn't pronounce. But, after introducing these workbooks from Know Yourself into the mix, she is really grasping everything, and is even showing an interest in maybe pursuing science or a health in college or as a career in the future. Prior to these workbooks, these thoughts would never have crossed her mind.

Just look at the photo I snapped of the girls showing off these four Dr. Bonyfide’s Workbooks we were sent to review -- their smiles are truly genuine, and that is how they look when I pull out these workbooks each day with our homeschooling.  

They could work on just these workbooks all day if I let them, but I want them to pace themselves, so we can enjoy them and taking a journey through their bodies, one bone at a time.

I could go on and on about just how wondering the Dr. Bonyfide’s Workbooks are, but, instead why don't you pick up the first book, or the complete four book set today, and check them out for yourself?  You can order these workbooks directly from the Know Yourself website, as well as through Amazon.  Each individual workbook is only $19.99, or you can get all four books at Amazon for only $69.52.  This price is a steal once you see how chock full of material each workbook has to offer kids ages 8+.  These are one workbook your kids will want to hang on to to reference as they progress through this homeschooling journey.  

In addition to these workbooks, you can also find other great educational material perfect for homeschooling families, or for parents who like to work with their children outside the classroom to better grasp concepts or lessons.  Once we are done with these four bones of the body workbooks, I plan to pick up the 12 body systems workbooks Know Yourself has available.  

They are set up similar to these workbooks, and will definitely be a great way to teach the body systems to my girls without boring them.  You can learn more about the Dr. Bonyfide’s workbooks and other products from Know Yourself by visiting https://knowyourself.com/.

 Disclosure: I was sent samples from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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