Thematic Reading List: Body Parts!
Learning the names of body parts is an important part of childhood. Readers between the ages of 0 and 5 will love these books about human body parts, as it is easy to connect the images on the page to their own bodies. While reading these books is fun, doing so in conjunction with doing activities and singing songs about body parts (like the song Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes) reinforces the learning and helps young children begin to recognize the vocabulary that corresponds with the various parts of their bodies.
Contributed by: Mary Lanni
|All About Me
By: National Geographic Kids
The interactive Look & Learn series is designed to grow along with your child. A multi-layered skill-building approach introduces concepts with context reinforcement, so learning sticks. These eye-catching books make early learning fun!
|Anatomy for Babies
By: Jonathan Litton
Illustrated by: Thomas Elliott
Babies can learn about their bodies through this basic board book perfect for little ones..
|The Body Book
By: Shelley Rotner
Illustrated by: Steve Calcagnino
Simple text and photographs present some of the parts of the human body, including eyes, nose, hands, legs, and toes.
|Ears, Eyes, Nose
Simple text and photographs of young children help toddlers learn the names of body parts. Includes tips for sharing this book with young children.
| Nose to Toes, You Are Yummy
By: Tim Harrington
An interactive picture book that encourages readers to sing and dance to celebrate every body part.
|Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes
By: Jeannie Winston
Children and animals act out the words to a familiar song that teaches about body parts.
|Look at You! A Baby Body Book
By: Kathy Henderson
Illustrated by: Paul Howard
Presents an infant’s early actions, sensations, and emotions, as he expresses his happiness at his new-found abilities and explores the world around him. On board pages.
By: Jill McDonald
Young children are fascinated by their eyes, ears, nose, fingers, and toes. This board book teaches toddlers all about the human body, with shapes, sizes, colors, and super-simple facts.
|My First Spanish Body Board Book: Mi Primer Libro del Cuerpo
By: DK Publishing
Labelled photographs help babies identify parts of the body and their uses, emotions, clothing, and other terms. On board pages.
By: Anastasia Suen
Illustrated by: Winnie Cheon
The idea that hands, feet, eyes, ears, legs, and arms all come in pairs is discovered by two Asian-American toddlers.
|Toes, Ears, & Nose!
By: Marion Dane Bauer
Illustrated by: Karen Katz
Engages readers to lift the flaps to see which body parts are hiding underneath clothing. On board pages.
|Where is Baby’s Belly Button?: a lift-the-flap book
By: Karen Katz
Babies play peekaboo, looking for their belly buttons, feet, and other body parts in this interactive book. On board pages.