Me: A worm doesn't have bones that's why it's soft and wiggly.
Me: Like you have bones that's why you have shape. You have a skeleton.
Marion: Skeleton!?! No! I'm scared of skeleton!
Me: You have bones inside you Marion. See, feel your knee, that hard part is your bone. And touch your head, that's a bone there called a skull.
Marion: Uh, okaaay.
Me: If you get a big sugat or if you cut yourself, blood will come out.
Marion: It's red?
Me: Yes, blood is red.
Marion: Blood is liquid?
Marion: But where is it (looking at herself)?
Me: Your blood is inside you, Marion?
Marion: What will happen if I move? (Starts to tilt herself side to side)
Me: It will move with you, inside.
Digestive system and Reproductive system:
Marion: (after a meal) Mommy, I'm pregnant.
Me: Why do you say that?
Marion: My tummy is big.
Me: Oh. You're just full. After you chew and swallow your food, it goes down the esophagus inside your neck and all the way down here (tapping her tummy) into your stomach.
Marion: My food is making my tummy big?
Me: Yes, because you just ate. Then the vitamins from your food will go all over your body to make you grow and be strong.
Marion: My tummy is big because I ate a lot.
Me: Yes, that's right. And, you're still a child. You're not ready to get pregnant yet.
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I think she'll be ready to learn more about our bodies. I've seen posters in National Bookstore so I'll probably start with those. I'm on the look out now for more playful and interesting ways for her to discover more about human anatomy. :-)