Basic knowledge of digestion, how it takes place in the stomach and the 2 intestines and the nutrients in food such as proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, and what each one of them do for a healthy body is something every child not only needs to know but is curious about.
Here are 4 interactive animated stories where the character called Belly-Jean explains all of this and much more in four exciting stories to two inquisitive children.
Belly-Jean 1: INCREDIBLE BELLY JEAN Belly-Jean introduces children to the basics of: • What digestion is • Taste glands in the tongue • The job of teeth in preparing the food for digestion • What the stomach looks like • What happens to food inside the stomach • Maintaining stomach health
Belly-Jean 2: HOW I DIGEST FOOD Belly-Jean talks to children about: • How digestion continues after it leaves the stomach • How important digestive organs such as the liver and pancreas help in digestion • The size of the small intestine and its different parts • What happens to food inside the small intestine and how it is digested there • The nutrients a body needs
Belly-Jean 3: HEALTH IS WEALTH Belly-Jean describes to the children: • How digestion continues after food leaves the small intestine • The large intestine • What happens inside the large intestine and how food is digested there • Good eating habits • Bowel health
Belly-Jean 4: ALL I NEED IN MY FOOD Belly-Jean explains to children the importance of: • How food helps the body • The various nutrients in food • What each nutrient – protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, etc., - does for the body • Eating healthy food and NOT junk food • Different foods that possess these nutrients