Dr. Bonyfide Presents Bones - Set of 4 creatively engages your child as they learn the skeletal structures of the human body utlilizing a variety of rhymes, activities, comics, and various other fun tools. Timberdoodle schedules Books 1-4 in the 3rd-6th grade kits.
- Bones of the Hand, Arm, & Shoulder
- Bones of the Foot, Leg, & Pelvis
- Bones of the Rib Cage & Spine
- Bones of the Head, Face & Neck
- Kid-Friendly Learning
- Fun-Filled Boneology Lessons
- Rhymes, Puzzles, & Games
- Certificate of Completion
Dr. Bonyfide will be your child's guide as they work through each lesson and book. Your child will learn how their skeleton is much like a puzzle with interlocking parts. Each bone has a name and function. Dr. Bonyfide will help your child learn their names and functions using fun rhymes and songs.
My 6th grader was very excited about working through these books. Being an animal lover she has spent most of her elementary years studying animal and earth science. When I was given the opportunity to review this Dr. Bonyfide set I decided that this would be a fun was to introduce human biology to her. Her first reaction was one of, "Mom, do I really have too." After perusing through the books and seeing the activities and the 3D glasses she was hooked. The first day she worked through 20 pages!
I appreciated how they made it easy for the kids to be able to sound out and pronounce the more difficult words. Many adults have a hard time figuring out how to pronounce many of these "ology" words and medical related terms.
Within the first day my daughter learned:
- many "ology" words
- how many bones are in the body
- the 4 main bone functions
- how many bones are in the upper extremities
- all about the phalanges
- the number of bones in your phalanges
- a nemonick to help you remember the bones of the finger
- fingerspelling the alphabet
Throughout books one and two students will utilize the 3D glasses to uncover Dr. Bonyfide's "Bonyfide X-Ray" which can only be seen with the 3D glasses.
In Book 2: Bones of the Foot, Leg & Pelvis one of the activities that my daughter did was to construct a model of her foot using construction paper. With the first colored construction paper she had to cut out the shape of her foot. Then, with the second colored construction paper she had to cut out the shape of her phalanges. With the last construction paper she had to cut out the shapes of each of her metatarsal bones. She then had to glue all of the pieces on the page.
The first question is, "When I was skateboarding I fell down and landed on my tailbone. It REALLY hurt. Why did it hurt so bad?"
This starts the adventure. Once the question is answered a new question is asked and so on. Some of the stories have accompanied comic strips. For example, students are introduced to Ruby Rib via a comic strip.
One of the fun activities is a Curious Cuneiform Code
At the beginning of each book and throughout the workbooks students will find insightful quotes.
"Listening is not just hearing what someone tells you word for word.
You have to listen with a heart."
~ Anna Deveare Smith ~
At the end of each workbook there is a section entitled, "Know Yourself Academy's Bone-Us Knowledge" where your student will get some extra bonus knowledge beyond what is discussed in the workbook. The bonus pages pertain to more detailed information of topics discussed within each workbook.
Each workbook also includes a Glossary of terms that your child can refer to if they forget what a term or word means. Instead of searching for the specific word in the workbook all they have to do is go to the glossary and find the word.
An Answer Key is also included at the end of each workbook. The answer key is for the activities such as crosswords, word searches, matching, short answer, etc..
My daughter said, "I have learned so much from Dr. Bonyfide's workbooks. I really did enjoy working through these! I cannot believe I am actually saying that about schoolwork. They actually made learning fun and not boring. I kind of forgot I was learning and my mom did not have to ask me to do this part of my schoolwork. The rhymes really did help to make learning the parts of the bones easier to remember, especially the hands and feet. The activities were fun and were always changing. I really liked the 3D glasses! The comics in the last two books were really pretty cool. I liked how they made everything make sense and made it easy to pronounce all of the crazy long words. I really liked Dr. Bonyfide and would give it 5 STARS!!"
As a mom I would most definitely recommend this series to other homeschoolers and educators.
At the end of Book 4 it says The Adventure Continues...
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