How to use Non Fiction Body Books to support understanding of the red and green cogs.
Both the Behaviours Cog (green) and the Body Sensations Cog (red) require learners to have a good knowledge and understanding of body part names, as well as the location of these.
Using a non fiction Human Body book, learners can explore body parts, location and function in a neutral way.
In the example below, the Emotion Works Symbol Book has been used alongside a Human Body board book for early learners to match up the images with the symbols. (This example is Body Sensations, but the green Behaviours pages can be used, too.)
Symbols can also be used throughout books, as in this close up example below. A popular page on the digestive system (“Eating and excreting”) has the mouth sensations and tummy sensations symbols attached. This helps younger learners access more complex texts and provides a stimulus for discussing what these sensations may be. (See the final photograph for more examples.)