Brain Health: A SPECtacular Trip to the Zoo

2nd Grade (Ages 7-8)


About the Story

In this story, the children set out on a SPECtacular adventure to explore the “Brain Zoo.” By comparing the four major components of a healthy brain (Social, Physical, Emotional, & Cognitive) to exhibits in a zoo, they will develop a deeper understanding of their brains’ functions. 

  • The different functions of your brain allow you to carry out your daily lives. 
  • Each SPEC component contributes equally to your overall brain health and a decrease in one area can affect your overall brain health.
  • Each person (and animal) has a unique brain and can utilize the SPEC components in different ways to maintain a healthy brain.