Our Systems: Our Bodies and Emotions
As we go through life, we grow through life! Every year we are alive our bodies and minds grow and change! In life, we start as babies, and then go from being children, to adolescents, to adults, to elderly.
As we grow, not only do our bodies change but so do our emotions. As we grow older we may become more confident. As we live we will experience so many emotions. Here are some emotions we may feel:
It is important to talk about your emotions and understand that whatever emotion you are feeling, other people have felt this too. Try this interactive worksheet to learn about the different emotions someone could feel. ------> How are you today?
When we are children we grow the most!
When we are children we learn to walk and talk.
When we are children we learn how to use our bodies to do so many wonderful things, like run, dance, and ride a bike.
When we are children we have to depend on adults to take care of us and teach us how to live.
What are some things you have learned to do as a child?
What are some ways your body has changed as a child?
What are some ways your emotions have changed from when you were younger?
When we are adolescents our bodies change very fast. As we go through puberty we grow taller, stronger and heavier. When we are adolescents we also grow more hair on our bodies. During puberty boys and girls bodies begin to look more different from each other. It is very normal during adolescents to experience a lot of different and new emotions. We become more independent but also learn how to become part of a group.
To learn to be a part of a group, it is important to learn:
1) How to be a good listener.
2) To be understanding.
3) To be respectful.
When we are adults our bodies stop growing. At this point our bodies are ready to have children. When we are adults we are better at understanding peoples emotions. Because adults have more responsibilities, they may suffer from stress and become tired after the day.
What are some things you look forward to about being an adult?
How do you think your parents are different from you?
When we are elderly our bodies change again. Our skin becomes wrinkly and our hair turns white. When you are elderly your muscles and bones will become more fragile. Although our bodies may become weaker, we become wiser. Having lived a long life, elderly people can give advice to younger people.
Do you have grandparents?
What is your favorite thing about them?
What is something you look forward to about being elderly?
Watch this video on how our wonderful body grows!
Which stage of life are you most excited for and why?