Anatomy and Physiology is essentially learning the language of the human body by focusing on its parts and functions. Although it is vital to anyone wanting to understand how a healthy body works, it is not traditionally taught to children. By introducing children to the human body when they are most curious, we give them the opportunity to make healthy choices for themselves at an early age.
By learning the names of major bones, muscles, and organs they can go on to explore how the body works together, like in the respiratory and circulatory systems. With an idea of how the body normally functions, students can grasp how sickness and disease disrupt the body systems from working optimally. Students will be introduced to the necessary practices of maintaining good health, like good nutrition, exercise, and even safety practice at home and at play.
The next generation of healthy people, and even caring doctors and nurses, are sitting in elementary classrooms all over the world with curiosity for how the human body works. Feeding their curiosity now allows them to make good decisions later about what health is and how they can maintain it for themselves and promote it for others.