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Explore the Human Anatomy With Smart Anatomy

My son Mikael just recently turned 11 and as most of my regular readers know, he's also autistic. He does however have a passion for learning and science. He has actually said that when he grows up he wants to be a scientist and I'm his biggest supporter. I believe that you can do whatever you set your mind to do and in his case it will also take a lot of work. He's not like most kids so it's going to take hard work and perseverance. Luckily for him Oregon Scientific has given him the head start that he needs thanks to their Smart Anatomy. We worked with Oregon Scientific last year where we highlighted their SmartGlobe Discovery. You can read our review. It is still one of our most used item in the house. Whenever he has a geography project he would 'consult' with his globe and it's been a lifesaver since most of the things he wants to know, besides Google, I have no idea what he's talking about. Smart Anatomy is for children ages 5+ but can be used with any child interested in learning about their bodies.

The Smart Anatomy from Oregon Scientific is a toy like no other. This educational and fun toy teaches kids about the human body's complex systems with more than 600 sounds and information and has 150 touch points that is accessible with a talking wireless Smart Pen. Included with your new pal whose name is Alex, is a poster that your kids can reference to when playing to look up the names of the major body parts. Also included is a 16 page booklet which contains fun facts about the major body systems, nutrition and food categories.

Alex does come with boy or girl face stickers which you can use to personalize your new pal. We decided to stick with the way he is now since Mikael was going to be one using him. His body parts are all detachable and touching them with your Smart Pen triggers audio content which teaches about the part that is touched. There is both the front and the back and we enjoyed learning things we didn't know about. For example when Mikael touched the small intestines, it described it and gave a fun fact such as, "the human intestines when unraveled can go all the way around a tennis court and a rat's intestine is long enough to skip with?" Now that is one fact that I did not know.

There are also 5 game modes with 20 activities. Touch introduces you to the name of each organ, describes the name and functions of the organs and also gives healthy tips to maintain your body in great shape. It also give interesting facts about each organs.

System teaches the path food takes in our body when ingested, teaches how the respiratory system brings oxygen in the body while removing carbon dioxide. Teaches how blood circulates and transport nutrients to and from the cells in our body, to nourish it and fight against diseases. It also teaches about the 5 senses: sight, touch, hearing, smell and taste.

Healthy Life you get to learn about the different types of nutrients and how each type of food could bring nutritious elements to our bodies. You also learn about the different food categories and how to categorize the food you're eating. You learn what is a healthy and balanced diet and about the different ways to stay healthy.

Games is a lot of fun and with find, you have to find a certain number of locations in the body within a certain time limit. You are also asked questions and have to answer true or false by touching the ✓ or ✗ on the activity panel.  You also get to memorize a series of organs and then touch them in the sequence of the body. You also get to find body parts that stars with a certain letter, such as "find an organ that starts with the letter I".

Mikael has been having a lot of fun. The great thing about Smart Anatomy is that the kids are having so much fun playing that they don't realize that they're actually learning. There is nothing better than fun while learning. He would run upstairs and randomly blurt out a new fact that he just learned and most of the time it's something new for me too. This is certainly one gift that I recommend for the little scientist in your life this Christmas.

The Smart Anatomy is available online at Oregon Scientific for only $79.99. Right now you can save 10% by using the code SMARTGIFT.

Let's discuss: What did you love about science when you were growing up? 

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  1. I really loved pouring different chemicals into each other and seeing the reaction they would make. This is such a great educational toy & it is a plus that it is brightly colored.

  2. I used to HATE science as a kid. I could never get anything right. Maybe if I had this as a kid I might have loved it. This is truly heaven sent for those kids wanting to be doctors.

  3. This. Is. Awesome! What a great way to learn more about the human body!

  4. What a great way for kids to learn the basic anatomy of humans. My son would have loved this as a kid he was and is into science. Must look into getting this for my nieces.

  5. Love this! What a great way to learn about the body. My kids are really into science and they would get a kick out of this.
    I wonder if we can get one in time for Christmas?

  6. Oh my goodness, is this EVER cool! I love it! I can't believe the learning tools that are on the market nowadays! Our kids certainly are blessed to have so much knowledge at their disposal!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Wishing you a lovely day.

  7. This is really fantastic. I will have to let some of my Homeschool friends know about it. It would go FANTASTIC with Classical Conversations Cycle 3!

  8. What a great educational toy! This would encourage learning skills and maybe a future nurse or doctor!

  9. Every time that I see this I am impressed by it and know that my daughter would absolutely love it. She wants to be a doctor when she grows up so I feel like this is right up her alley! We love STEM toys!

  10. What a fun and educational toy! This would be excellent for homeschool families especially!

  11. What a cool toy! I love toys that are fun and educational. A great idea for my science lover.

  12. This is really neat and I wish they had something like it when I was growing up! I loved all things science as a child.

  13. What an awesome way to learn about the body. I really like how hands-on it is and that it both teaches the kids and tests their knowledge.

  14. I really liked anatomy and biology. Chemistry on the other hand was a tough subject for me. I love the idea of this! It's a great way to encourage my girls to love science!

  15. What a great gift this makes. My cousin is into science and has been saying that she wants to be a doctor too, I think I'm definitely getting this for her for this Christmas. She will be so amazed and thrilled to get it!

  16. My son just started studying anatomy this week! I must get him this for christmas!

  17. Thisis a great toy idea. The best toys are the ones that allow children to learn and have fun at the same time. This is really a great idea.

  18. I love like you said, that they're learning even if they don't know it, bcause it's so fun. I've not seen something like this before, but I think it's really cool!

  19. Science was my FAVORITE subject when I was growing up. Chemistry, though the hardest, was the most interesting and Fun science I ever took. This Anatomy game looks so cool, I may look into it for my Tween Niece.

  20. Oh! I want this for my classroom! How cool is this and what fun my students would have learning with this

  21. Wow, that looks like a fun and interactive way to learn about the human body. This would be a toy I'm sure my kids would enjoy to use.

  22. My son LOVES health and science. This would be perfect for him.

  23. What a great learning tool! It would be great for both at home education and in the classroom I think!

  24. Interesting...this would definitely make for an easy discussion about the body with kids.

  25. He seems to really like it!
    I remember being obsessed with the game Operation and this seems like a high cut above that!
    I love being able to figure out how to best discuss anatomy with kids. Especially since my own science skills are lacking.


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