New Book, ALL ABOUT POOP Helps Teach Children Aout the Bathroom
A new book about poop – yes poop – has become so catchy that its video version was a part of a #1 podcast on iTunes in the kids and family section (the week of September 10, 2012) – ranking above Sesame Street, Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. podcasts. Now, the video has over 15,000 views on YouTube. It's a sign that parents, and especially kids, are digging the opportunity to talk "All About Poop" and embracing multimedia!Kids ask questions about anything and everything. But none can be more challenging - or entertaining and educational - than questions about the human body, especially poop. This "sticky" conversation can become an opportunity to spark a child's curiosity about science.
Kate Hayes, an award-winning mom blogger, was inspired by her 4-year-old's never-ending questions about poop. She partnered up with Jason Lindsey (aka Mr. Science), the award-winning science educator and founder of HookedOnScience.org to get appropriate answers to those questions. Their finished product is an illustrated children's book, All About Poop (Pinwheel Books/Sept 2012) and a teacher's guide. Through a rhyming, colorfully illustrated tale, young readers embark on a silly but scientific journey from food to a sewage plant, answering all the inevitable questions kids have in a way that engages them with science. Parents and teachers gain valuable insight into how they can make a difference in the way children view their bodies and science, such as:How we can use discussions about a natural body function - such as pooping - to get kids turned on to scienceHow parents and teachers can explain sticky topics like human wasteWeird facts about the most natural - but avoided human actHow to explore a child's curiosity even when it leads us to the bathroom"All About Poop has a very unique, educational, yet fun take on the process of pooping," says Boston-based Pinwheel Books (www.pinwheelbooks.com) Publisher Sylvia Westphal, a mother of five. "It's not your typical "we all poop" book, nor is it a book about going to the potty. It's a book that teaches kids the entire process - from digestion, to what happens to poop when you flush, to why you have to wash your hands afterwards. There is no other book like it for kids.