Human Body Detectives Workbook and Audio CD Review and Giveaway

Wednesday, October 28, 2009



The idea for the Human Body Detectives (HBD) audiobook and workbook series came about when I realized that if kids understand how the food they eat plays a direct role in how their bodies function, they will be more inclined to make healthy food choices.

As a naturopathic doctor and a mother, I continually search for books and resources that provide healthy eating tips and encourage parents to make healthy food choices for kids, and more importantly, encourage kids to make healthy food and lifestyle choices for themselves. I discovered there were very few books out there promoting kids’ health in a fun way, and none designed to teach kids about health by focusing on the specific body systems.

As a health care provider, I am a firm believer in the power of prevention, and the best key to prevention is education and information. If children learn how their bodies work, they are more apt to make healthy choices that will give them a head start on a long, healthy life!

- Dr. Heather Manley, creator of Human Body Detectives

After having gestational diabetes in my last pregnancy, I got a wake-up call about the foods we eat and how our body processes them.

Since then I've taken major steps in changing the my own diet as well as my family's; especially my children's.

When offered the opportunity to review Human Body Detectives, I went and studied their website and knew this was the perfect chance to use visual aids to my 5-year-old on his level what I had been saying.

As soon as the package arrived in the mail, he was eager to get to it!

Flipping through the workbook, he could choose from crossword puzzles, fill-in-the-blanks, word searches, mazes, drawing, coloring, and jokes; plus so many other activities.

Being only 5, it's not surprising that he jumped right on the coloring since it's something he can do without Mom's help.

So we popped in the audio CD that perfectly compliments this workbook and he got to work.

But-

It was hard for him to concentrate on the coloring because he kept getting tickled at the story being told.

Only those who have had experience with young children can appreciate this, but he was cracked up as the "detectives" explained that a gas from digest food was going to lead to a fart and then later to poop.

He thought it was so hilarious that he had to share it with his 13-year-old brother when he came home from school. And, as can be expected, his older brother cracked up too.

The plus side? Telling the story on his level taught him important things about his body and what it does with the food he ingests. (I'll spare you how I know it was successful, you'll just have to trust me.)

I think it was an awesome way for him to learn something without having to crack open a boring science book.

Learning wasn't his favorite part. Oh no, that would be the stickers in the middle of the workbook.



Especially the "Who cut the cheese?" sticker.

Who would have guessed? ;)

{GIVEAWAY CLOSED. Winner: idahomom. Thanks for playing!}

Want Human Body Detectives For Your Little Learner?

One lucky reader of The Mom Trap will win a Human Body Detectives Activity Workbook and Audio CD. Here's how to enter:

  • Leave a comment telling me who will be your "human body detective."

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The Fine Print: Must be 18 or older to enter. Open to U.S. Residents only. Contest begins October 28, 2009, and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. on November 11, 2009. Winner will be notified within 24 hours and must supply a valid USPS shipping address. Failure to provide a valid email and/or shipping address will result in forfeiture of prize.

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pauline15 October 28, 2009 at 11:29 PM  

I'm hoping that all three of my kids will become human body detectives.
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cookiert October 31, 2009 at 10:23 AM  

My son - this is right up his alley!

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AStarrA October 31, 2009 at 10:05 PM  

This sounds really cool! My daughter would be my human body detective :)

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Linda November 5, 2009 at 11:44 AM  

This would be great for my grandson.
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AStarrA November 5, 2009 at 3:24 PM  

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Tammy November 8, 2009 at 4:32 PM  

Both my son & daughter would be detectives.

Erica G November 9, 2009 at 2:55 PM  

Mine will be my nephew. Thanks!

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AEKZ2 November 9, 2009 at 4:48 PM  

Both my son and daughter would love this.

erma November 10, 2009 at 9:39 AM  

My kids would love this.
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Anonymous,  November 10, 2009 at 2:02 PM  

My daughter would love this.

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Jammie November 10, 2009 at 7:06 PM  

My daughter will be my body detective.

Angela G November 10, 2009 at 8:19 PM  

This sounds really great. My three sons would be "human body detectives".
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Angela G November 10, 2009 at 8:20 PM  

I follow Dr. Manley on twitter. ag1414

Angela G November 10, 2009 at 8:21 PM  

I'm a fan of HBD on facebook. angela.gaffke

dreamcleavers November 10, 2009 at 8:23 PM  

my 7 year old son will be mine
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I follow you on twitter ag1414

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I'm an email subscriber.

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Ericka November 11, 2009 at 9:42 AM  

My son would be my human body detective. what a great give away. thank you

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phyllisg November 11, 2009 at 11:00 PM  

My 6 year old maybe the one for THE BODY DETECTIVE. We think he has allergies and he trys to figure out what makes him sneeze.

purango November 11, 2009 at 11:17 PM  

My granddaughter would enjoy the Body Detective. garrettsambo@aol.com

Bakersdozen November 11, 2009 at 11:23 PM  

My kids will be the human body detectives. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

mchavez718 November 12, 2009 at 12:04 AM  

My daughter, She wants to be a doctor when she grows up.
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