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Health Resources

Perusing this section, you'll find these resources are primarily of two kinds: sex education, and fitness/nutrition. The thing about good health education is that most of it preventative: if you brush your teeth, eat well, exercise, stay pure till marriage, etc. you won't have to worry about a lot of the problems that plague many people.

There's a lot of truth in that, though of course there are plenty of health problems everyone is susceptible to, regardless of their habits. That doesn't mean we should have a fatalistic approach to health, or that we should encourage our kids to be careless. We might not be able to add any days to our lives (as the Bible points out), but we can make those we do have more enjoyable and comfortable.

The ideas we receive as children stick with us and inform our attitudes and behaviour throughout our lives, even if we consciously change our opinion when we get older. For this reason, it's essential we guide our children to sensible living while they're under our direct care and guidance—there's a good chance they'll continue in the same path when they leave home.

One of our favorite sex education series is God's Design for Sex: each volume is age-specific, explicitly Christian, and discreet. There isn't a bunch of information that kids don't need, just answers to common questions and a biblical framework for discussions. The Learning About Sex books are similarly excellent tools for Christian parents to introduce a frequently sensitive and difficult topic.

In the fitness vein, one of the best sellers at Exodus Books is Home School Family Fitness by Dr. Bruce Whitney, now in its 7th edition. The book outlines fitness plans, rules for physical games, and information about strength, aerobic, and endurance training. We Win! is also for Christian homeschoolers, and focuses on less strenuous activities for the whole family.

Books about sickness (how it's caught and how to avoid it), food, hiking, safety and first aid, etc., all find their place here. Health needn't be a separate subject taught all by itself, but it does need to be addressed; we suggest simply integrating teachable moments throughout the day. In the end, we don't maintain good health for our own sakes, but for the good of the God who saves us; it's important we teach that to kids, too.

Review by C. Hollis Crossman
C. Hollis Crossman used to be a child. Now he is a husband and father, teaches adult Sunday school in his Presbyterian congregation, and likes weird stuff. He might be a mythical creature, but he's definitely not a centaur.Read more of his reviews here.

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Before I was Born
God's Design for Sex #2
by Carolyn Nystrom
New Edition from NavPress
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in Sex Education (Location: B18-15B)
Boy's Body Book
by Kelli Dunham
3rd edition from Applesauce Press
for 5th-8th grade
in Sex Education (Location: B18-15B)
Disease Fighters
by Nathan Aaseng
First Edition from Lerner Publishing Group
for 4th-6th grade
in History of Medicine (Location: B03-00C)
Exploring the History of Medicine
Exploring Series
by John Hudson Tiner
from Master Books
for 5th-12th grade
in Memoria Press Science (Location: B17-01C)
Exploring the History of Medicine - Quizzes, Reviews, and Tests
by Ashley Gratto
from Memoria Press
for 5th-8th grade
in Old Edition Science (Location: BLG-08A)
Exploring the History of Medicine - Set
Exploring Series
by John Hudson Tiner
for 5th-12th grade
in Memoria Press Science (Location: B17-01C)
Exploring the History of Medicine - Supplemental Questions
by Ashley Gratto
3rd edition from Memoria Press
for 5th-8th grade
in Memoria Press Science (Location: B17-01C)
Exploring the History of Medicine - Teacher Key and Tests
by Cindy Davis & Ashley Gratto
3rd edition from Memoria Press
for 5th-8th grade
in Memoria Press Science (Location: B17-01C)
Facing the Facts
God's Design for Sex Book 4
by Stan & Brenna Jones
from NavPress
for 6th-8th grade
in Sex Education (Location: B18-15B)
Family First Aid
from Klutz
in Life Skills for Kids (Location: CPB-06B)
First Aid Flipper
from Christopher Lee Publications
for 5th-Adult
in Home Economics Curriculum (Location: C08-08D)
God Made All of Me
by Justin S. Holcomb, Lindsey A. Holcomb
Fir from New Growth Press
for Nursery-3rd grade
in Sex Education (Location: B18-15B)
God's Design
Making Him Known Series - Book 8
by Gary Steward, Sally Michael
from P&R Publishing
in Devotions for Kids (Location: CPB-07B)
Home School Family Fitness
by Dr. Bruce Whitney
from Hatherleigh Press
for Kindergarten-12th grade
in Physical Education & Fitness (Location: B18-15A)
Homesteading
by Abigail R. Gehring
2nd edition from Skyhorse Publishing
for 9th-12th grade
in Self-Sufficiency (Location: C08-09A)
Horizons Physical Education
by Marvin A. Zuidema
from Alpha Omega Publications
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Horizons Health (Location: B18-15D)
How & When to Tell Your Kids About Sex
by Brenna B. Jones, Stanton L. Jones
from NavPress
in Sex Education (Location: B18-15B)
How to Talk Confidently with Your Child About Sex
Learning About Sex #6
by Lenore Buth
3rd edition from Concordia Publishing House
in Sex Education (Location: B18-15B)
How to Talk to Your Kid about Sex
by William P. Smith
from New Growth Press
Parenting Resources for Adult
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: ACB-02A)
How You Are Changing
Learning About Sex #3
by Jane Graver
Upd Rev from Concordia Publishing House
for 3rd-6th grade
in Sex Education (Location: B18-15B)
How You Are Changing
Learning About Sex #3
by Jane Graver
Upd Rev from Concordia Publishing House
for 3rd-6th grade
in Sex Education (Location: B18-15B)
In Defense of Food
by Michael Pollan
1st edition from Penguin Random House
for Adult
in Culture of Food (Location: C08-07F)
Janice VanCleave's Food and Nutrition for Every Kid
Janice VanCleave's Science for Every Kid Series
by Janice VanCleave
from John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
for 4th-8th grade
Cathy Duffy's 100 Top Picks
in Health Resources (Location: B18-15A)
Life Before Birth
by Gary Parker
from Master Books
for 3rd-6th grade
in Pregnancy & Infant Care (Location: C08-08E)
Love, Sex, and God
Learning About Sex #5
by Bill Ameiss, Jane Graver
3rd edition from Concordia Publishing House
for 9th-12th grade
in Sex Education (Location: B18-15B)
Love, Sex, and God
Learning About Sex #5
by Bill Ameiss, Jane Graver
3rd edition from Concordia Publishing House
for 9th-12th grade
in Sex Education (Location: B18-15B)
Medicine and Society in America
Perspectives on History Series
by Jennifer Hanson, editor
from History Compass
Non-fiction for 6th-9th grade
in History of Medicine (Location: B03-00C)
Milliken: Nutrition
Milliken Transparency & Reproducible books
from Milliken Publishing
for 5th-9th grade
in Nutrition & Medicine (Location: C08-08D)
Mommy Diagnostics
by Shonda Parker
3rd edition from Multnomah Books
for Adult
in Pregnancy & Infant Care (Location: C08-08E)
Naturally Healthy Pregnancy
by Shonda Parker
3rd edition from Multnomah Books
for Adult
in Pregnancy & Infant Care (Location: C08-08E)
Omnivore's Dilemma
by Michael Pollan
from Dial Press
for Adult
in Culture of Food (Location: C08-07F)
Passport 2 Purity
by Barbara Rainey, Dennis Rainey
from Family Life Publishing
for 5th-10th grade
in Sex Education (Location: B18-15B)
Passport 2 Purity - Travel Journal Replacement Kit
by Barbara Rainey, Dennis Rainey
from Family Life Publishing
for 5th-10th grade
in Sex Education (Location: B18-15B)
Real Food Revival
by Ann Clark Espuelas, Sherri Brooks Vinton
from Jeremy P. Tarcher
for Adult
in Culture of Food (Location: C08-07F)
Sex and the New You
Learning About Sex #4
by Richard Bimler
3rd edition from Concordia Publishing House
for 7th-10th grade
in Sex Education (Location: B18-15B)
Sex and the New You
Learning About Sex #4
by Richard Bimler
3rd edition from Concordia Publishing House
for 7th-10th grade
in Sex Education (Location: B18-15B)
Sex, Love & Romance
by Hugh F. Pyle
from A Beka Books
for 9th-12th grade
in Sex Education (Location: B18-15B)
Story of Me
God's Design for Sex Book 1
by Stan & Brenna Jones
from NavPress
for Preschool-Kindergarten
in Sex Education (Location: B18-15B)
Teens & Sex
Resources for Changing Lives
by Paul Tripp
from P&R Publishing
for Adult
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: ACB-02A)
What Makes You Ill?
Starting Point Science
by Mike Unwin & Kate Woodward
Revised from Usborne
for Preschool-3rd Grade
in Human Anatomy & Physiology (Location: BSR-13A)
What's the Big Deal?
God's Design for Sex Book 3
by Stan and Brenna Jones
Revised & Updated Edition from NavPress
for 3rd-5th grade
in Sex Education (Location: B18-15B)
Where Do Babies Come From?
Learning About Sex #2
by Ruth Hummel
3rd edition from Concordia Publishing House
for 2nd-3rd grade
in Sex Education (Location: B18-15B)
Where Do Babies Come From?
Learning About Sex #2
by Ruth Hummel
3rd edition from Concordia Publishing House
for 2nd-3rd grade
in Sex Education (Location: B18-15B)
Why Boys & Girls Are Different
Learning About Sex #1
by Carol Greene & Michelle Dorankamp
3rd edition from Concordia Publishing House
for Preschool-kindergarten
in Sex Education (Location: B18-15B)
Why Boys & Girls Are Different
Learning About Sex #1
by Carol Greene & Michelle Dorankamp
3rd edition from Concordia Publishing House
for Preschool-kindergarten
in Sex Education (Location: B18-15B)
Wonderful Way Babies Are Made
by Larry Christenson
2nd edition from Bethany House
for 2nd-8th grade
in Sex Education (Location: B18-15B)
Wonderful Way Babies Are Made
by Larry Christenson
2nd edition from Bethany House
for 2nd-8th grade
in Sex Education (Location: B18-15B)
Wonderfully Made
by Danika Cooley
from Christian Focus Publications
for Kindergarten-1st grade
in Sex Education (Location: B18-15B)