Playtime; 5 Ways the Zoobookoo Human Body Cube Makes Teaching Easy
Teaching children about the human body is about as easy as teaching adults the same information. The fascination wears off quickly.
If only there were a way to make the information interactive, infused with simple terms and colourful images, then you would have something valuable.
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The ZooBooKoo Human Body Cube book is exactly that and a little bit more. Right away, when you put your hands on The Human Body Cube, you know you’re holding something special.
This isn’t your grade school nurse’s office chart, boring and static. It’s got colourful images. It has easy-to-understand words. It’s got moves!
For parents or proprietors of small clinics, the Human Body Cube is the sturdy and fun teaching tool for any age human. Unlike any anatomical chart that came before it, the Body Cube revolutionizes human body education with a simple concept.
5. Hands On
The most immediate difference between the Body Cube and other body charts is the hands-on design.
Charts up until this design have been two-dimensional designs, sitting flat on a wall. Even the best among them, exact and easy-to-read, are hands-off affairs. Unless you plan to pull the chart off your doctor’s wall, you’re stuck staring at a flat surface.
There’s just something about getting your hands on something that facilitates better learning. It could be that there are three learning pathways, auditory, visual or kinesthetic…
If we spread out the prospective learning pathways evenly, 33 percent applied to each category, the Body Cube grabs another 33 percent of the learners with its hands-on design.
It's both visual and kinesthetic. That means it’s twice as effective as a wall chart.
Think of it like picking up a good book to read the intro… only to find that hours later you have no idea where the time went and why you’re still holding the book.
4. For Any Reader
By any reader, I mean child or adult. If you can read, you can use and will appreciate the Body Cube.
What may seem at first like a child’s plaything, may be the hardest object you’ve had to set down in a long time. It starts with curiosity about the cube.
There’s a diagram with easy-to-understand information about the most important possession any of us has, our bodies. Then the cube hinges to reveal another illustration, also ripe with cool information.
One after another, different sides of the cube reveal new information to the user in easy-to-read fonts with enough space between each nugget to make everything feel less cramped.
We’ll come back to the sturdiness of the cube in a second, but from a safety standard perspective, it conforms to current ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) and CPSIA (Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008) safety standards.
3. Bite-size Information
At less than three inches cubed, the overall design of the cube is small enough to fit into a large pocket or a small bag. That means it’s ideal for learning on the go.
That small form factor didn’t stop ZooBooKoo from packing tons of critical information on each page.
They did this by prioritizing the information like an exacting editor, boiling it down to what matters most, and simplifying the drawings to what’s most important.
There is no input overload effect with the cube. Information flows from one side or page to another as you handle it.
As information repeats, the brain begins to recall and memorize the contents.Plus, the brain begins to recall and memorize the contents as information repeats. Also, by repeating information, the brain begins to recall and memorize the contents of the cube. You get the point...
2. Twelve Illustrated Pages
They call it a cube, but the design opens up into larger geometric shapes so it can cover larger systems in the body.
In fact, it covers all major systems of the human body in twelve fold-out pages: heart, lungs, waterworks, digestion, eyes, ears, bones, muscles, blood, nerves and the brain.
Rather than dive into the intricate details of the systems covered, the imagery for the cube is simple to understand, illustrated in colourful diagrams that beg your eyes to keep looking.
The Cube isn’t only diagrams of body parts, but also a collection of fun facts about each system. Who knew it takes 40 muscles to frown, but only 15 to smile?
If that doesn’t make you grin, how about the fact that human skin, the largest organ in the human body, converts sunlight to vitamin D?
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When it comes to something like this, a tool which will likely spend a lot of times in small hands, the question adults always ask is: Will it hold up?
Designed in the UK, the ZooBooKoo company crafted the Body Cube from rugged cardboard, which might normally be a concern, but this cube actually holds up well.
From the moment you put it in your own hands, you’ll feel it’s a sturdy design, one that won’t crumble anytime soon. You’ll feel confident leaving it in the hands of a child for hours.
In fact, good luck getting it back once they’ve discovered it. That’s a good thing. The longer it stays in their hands, the better chance they will absorb the information.
As a bonus to the great elements already mentioned, the cube comes with FREE worksheet downloads.
The downloads are perfect for checking what you’ve learned from the cube. If you can find a better tool for learning about the human body, we want to hear about it. Contact us.