Gess was down with a cold a couple of weeks ago and we used that time to discuss some things about germs and what happens when you are sick. We talked about the importance of proper hand-washing, covering your mouth when you cough and your nose when you sneeze. She does these things most of the time, but we really stressed why it was important. To support what we were discussing, I went online to look for a video that taught about germs. I found one at kidshealth.org.
At Kidshealth.org they have a whole series called "How the Body Works." This covers many areas such as the Heart & Circulatory System, Brain and Nervous System, Bones & Skeletal System, Digestive System, and many others.
Gess and I watched the one on the Immune System. It taught her how a cold virus tries to attack the system and what the body is doing inside to fight it off. She has watched it several times now and really likes it. It is pretty detailed so younger children may not really grasp all the information (I am not sure that Gess does either), but it is still entertaining and good for them to get out of it what they can.
We plan on trying the other movies in the How the Body Works series as well. However, I do want to warn you that I am not real familiar with Kids Health so this is not an endorsement for everything they say on their website. I just think this series looks really helpful,especially for home-schoolers and I wanted to share it with all of you.