Monthly Archives: November 2013


For the last 2 weeks James and I have been learning about the circulatory system. We stuck to our standard learning method of reading books and watching YouTube clips and DVDs. James will then dictate a short essay for me to demonstrate what he has understood.

As a bonus, while he was playing this week, James decided to build a heart with an assortment of objects. In the video below he is trying to explain to me how the heart works.

This is James’ essay. I know it is not entirely accurate or detailed, but he is 3 and these are his own words. When he is older and we revisit this subject again, I will have him edit it and add details.

Circulatory System
By James

Is made of blood and heart. A heart pumps blood with a lub dub sound. Through your body over and over again. It is a muscle with four chambers. These are the chambers: right atrium, left atrium, right ventricle, left ventricle. A heart is as big as a fist.
Gives oxygen by carrying blood to the cells in the arteries. The veins carry carbon dioxide from the cells.
Blood has red blood cells that give oxygen. White blood cells, leucocytes, fight infection. Platelets stop bleeding. That’s the end.

Some of the resources we used. These are affiliate links, I only add them if I recommend them.