Your body is a fine machine. Your heart keeps your body going. Your heart pumps the blood through your body. Then the blood comes back through your veins (the little tubes your blood moves through). The blood comes back to your heart and it is pumped out and away through your body again. Every time your heart pumps, the vein stretches a little. The stretching is what makes your pulse. Your pulse tells you how fast your heart is beating. When you are well, your pulse is nice and steady. If you’ve been running, your pulse is fast. When you are sick your pulse may be slow.
You can feel your pulse now. Put the inside of your middle fingers against the inside of the wrist of your other hand, below your thumb. Do you feel your pulse? How fast is your heart beating?
At Dover Montessori, we’re teaching our students the functions of the heart. Sounds interesting? Enroll your children today. Thanks, and we look forward to meeting you and your child soon!