Review the Dr. M Says Boxes before you read this book with your daughter.
Take time to read through the book before you read it with your daughter. You will notice the Dr. M Says boxes that have been placed at certain points throughout the book. These mark where a new concept was introduced.
These are key concepts in the book, and can be difficult to understand. If your daughter understands the statement in the box, you can feel confident she has learned the important lesson from that section. If she doesn’t fully understand the terms, review the section together, along with the anatomy figures and discuss the things she has questions about.
Here are the key statements noted in the Dr. M Says boxes:
- Babies come from tiny eggs in the ovaries that become fertilized.
- A fertilized egg grows into a baby in the uterus.
- The fingers on the fallopian tube suck the egg inside and then the egg travels to the uterus.
- The vagina is a tube connected to the uterus.
Plan a special time to read the book.
Choosing a time when you and your daughter can sit together to learn these concepts can make this a very memorable moment for both of you. Here are a few ideas for how to making the most of your time together:
- Choose a time when you won’t be interrupted so the full attention of both you and your daughter can be on these ideas. She will feel special that she’s getting all your attention!
- Even though her questions may be complicated in reality, try to keep the answers to your child’s questions as simple as possible. The content in the book is just the right age-appropriate level for your young daughter.
- Let Dr. M teach and you can be a facilitator. In this way, your daughter will feel free to ask you questions as a partner in the learning experience.
- Special treats or activities, like making cookies together, can make this time together fun and memorable!
Check out our additional resources for greater understanding.
After you have finished reading the book, there are some more activities you can find on our website which you and your son can do together to deepen his understanding and retention of what he (and you!) have learned.
- Interactive Questions & Exercises that especially accompany this book help reinforce the important concepts.
- The Activity Center, located under its own tab on the home page. These special computer activities can be a nice way to end your time together.
Email Dr. M with your questions!
Your daughter might have questions that come up while reading the book to which you don’t fully know the answer or even how to answer it. Dr. Metten is dedicated to being available to for parents for any questions on these topics.
Please email her at DrM@anatomyforkids.com.
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