'My Bodyworks': A Musical Anatomy for Kids

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Cover image for My Bodyworks hide caption

toggle caption

The human body can often seem like a mystery, so much so that parents may have a difficult time answering their kids' queries about how it works.

To offer help, teacher and educator Jane Schoenberg teamed with her musician husband, Steven, to create a set of songs designed to explain bodily happenings including breathing, passing gas and circulation.

The book My Bodyworks comes with a 12-song CD and brief anatomical overview designed to teach young kids about their bodies, and perhaps entertain parents along the way. "We're giving them information that is anatomically correct and is engaging, but we're also packaging it in music... that's not kids' music per se," Jane tells Scott Simon. The couple also performs songs from the CD.

Books Featured In This Story

My Bodyworks

Songs About Your Bones, Muscles, Heart And More!

by Jane Schoenberg, Steven Schoenberg and Cynthia Fisher

Hardcover, [32] p. |


Purchase Featured Book

My Bodyworks
Songs About Your Bones, Muscles, Heart And More!
Jane Schoenberg, Steven Schoenberg, et al

Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How?



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor

Support comes from