Visit Wonderopolis today for the final 2011 health literacy and wellness topic featured as part of the Happy Healthy Habits series. Today’s focus is on medicine.
Today’s Wonder of the Day is: How Does Medicine Know Where You Hurt? Read this Wonder with your children and then discuss taking medicine. It seems a bit mysterious, but how does medicine know where you hurt in order to help you get better?
Sometimes we have to swallow a pill, which can be difficult for many children. Do your children have to take medicine regularly? Is there a way to make taking medicine less difficult? Watch this video clip to learn how to take a pill more easily. Sometimes the medicine is a syrup or liquid—it can be flavored but occasionally it tastes pretty nasty. To learn about getting shots, revisit this Wonder: Why Can’t All Medicine Be Swallowed?