Body Smarts

(Bodily Kinesthetic Intelligence)




Body Smarts refers to the ability to use your senses and movements to understand something, make something, or communicate something. People who enjoy using their Body Smarts may like to dance, act, or play sports; move around and be active; fix or make things with their hands; perform magic, card, or coin tricks; or make crafts.

Check out these resources and many more at the BU Toy Library!

Other Body Smart Resources:

The Sensory Literacy booklet highlights books and toys that can help children explore their sensory processing capabilities, sensitivities, and preferences through play. Because some of these resources are rather pricey, the booklet also showcases Do-It-Yourself resources that can be fashioned in little time and at a nominal cost.


The Do You Sense What I Sense? booklet summarizes some of the most up-to-date information about brain structure and function. More specifically, the workbook focuses on how the brain makes sense of the world by using information that it receives from your eyes, ears, nose, mouth, and skin. The workbook also includes simple, low-cost neuroscience-inspired hands-on activities, self-tests of your knowledge about the brain and how it works, as well as links to interesting online resources. Checklists embedded throughout the workbook encourage you to think about how you perceive the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and touches that surround you each day.


My Well-child Check-up: A Preschooler’s Guide in an interactive guide aimed at helping young children prepare for and achieve mastery during a routine visit to the doctor’s office.