Monday, June 29, 2009


I had an appointment with my chiropractor today. I've been talking to him for a while now about borrowing his skeleton for a bit of show and tell. The skeleton model he has is child sized, which is just perfect for a lesson in bones. Well, both girls happened to be with me today so I had Kira ask the doctor if we would be able to look at his skeleton before leaving. Of course he said yes. Kira is very hard to resist, and the approval was already there from previous conversations.

While he was working on my back, his wife pulled out the skeleton for me. When I was all done she told me where it was so that I could give a bit of a lesson.

Marisa was a bit afraid at first. After all, skeletons can be bit scary if you've only ever seen them in the capacity of Halloween. She quickly warmed up, though, and came over to explore this new toy. We sat in the floor and discussed the different parts of the skeleton and what certain bones were responsible for. Both girls enjoyed touching the model and bending the different parts.

When we were done, I demonstrated how a skeleton could give a hug. Kira, though a little leery, allowed the skeleton to hug her. Marisa flat out refused.


The Mother said...

Skeletons are great classroom additions.

One of my favorite lessons is to get a pair of old white longjohns, put it on the kid, and draw in all of his bones and muscles.

Anatomy 101, kid style. They love it.

Makes a darn fine Halloween costume, too.

Mom said...

What a great idea. Thank you so much. I will be sure to do this with them as they get a bit older.

WT said...

it is very helpful and cool way to teach kids

Abhinav Rastogi said...

even i wouldnt want to hug a skeleton... :P