In his high school curriculum, he is required to take a health class for a credit in order to graduate from high school. Since I have to find different approaches to teach him, I have looked for materials that have audio readings or videos for him. I was so thrilled when I found KidsHealth.org. This site is supported by the Nemours Center for Children's Health Media, which is a part of The Nemours Foundation. It's a nonprofit organization created by philanthropist Alfred I. duPont in 1936 and devoted to improving the health of children.
They give great information on health issues such as:
- prenatal care, giving knowledge, advice, and comfort for parents;
- great articles on homework help, and how the body works for young kids,
- and, (what I find very resourceful for my son) answers, advice and straight talk for teens.
What is so great about this site is that these articles are available in audio; just click on the speaker button. It reads the text for you in a computerized tone, but it's still easy for my son to follow along with it. There is an array of topics such as Food & Health, Sexual Health, Drugs & Alcohol, School & Jobs, and many more. They stay on top of the "Hot Topics" or recent issues our world is dealing today.
There is even a link for educators. KidsHealth in the Classroom offers educators free health-related lesson plans for all grades and subject areas. Each Teacher's Guide includes discussion questions, activities, and reproducible handouts and quizzes – all aligned to national health education standards. I have to admit, I use these guides to discuss these issues with my son.
This site even has videos on certain topics. It offers a Q&A feature and even recipes. You can even access it on your mobile devices.
A big plus is that the site is available in Spanish (with audio!), as well.
This site, in my opinion, gives great information about health for all ages.