Thursday, April 10, 2014

Meet Our Art Department

The Children's Health Market Art Department is scaling new heights to create amazing Student and Teacher materials - just for you! Meet the team!

Upper Level: Kathy, Sandra, Desmond
Floor Level: Jason, Eric, Megan

Monday, March 31, 2014

New Website Launched

Have you been to our new website? 

Check it out!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Eastern District AAHPERD Exhibitor Award

Congratulations to Heidi Pound!

This February, we were the proud recipients of the EDA AHPERD 2014 exhibitor award in Newport, RI. According to Heidi, Dianne Rappa gave the following reasons for choosing The Children's Health Market:

1) The Children's Health Market has supported EDA AHPERD continuously for many years. We are always among the first to register for both district and state conferences.

2) The Great Body Shop has widespread support from the states throughout the Eastern District!

3) We are always enthusiastic and prepared - among the first to arrive and last to leave. 

Great job Heidi! Thanks for representing us!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

On-line Ordering Coming Your Way!

Are you ready to order for 2014/15? Here is what you need to know...

How to Order The Great Body Shop
We try to make it easy for you to order. All ordering is done online. Follow the steps below:

Step 1 – Fill out this worksheet - one for each shipping location.  Additionally, you may just want to get an idea of total cost.  If so, go to

For each Shipping Location:
School Name:

Grade level
# of Teachers
# of Students
# of Students








MS Level 1

MS Level 2

If individual teacher packages are desired gather this information for each teacher

Step 2 – When ready, complete your order online. During this process you will create your administrator ID (if you don’t already have one) and tie it to your school-based email address.

Step 3 – Once complete, an email will be sent to your school-based email address with a copy of the completed quote to be forwarded to your purchasing department with your requisition for the materials. This document MUST accompany the PO sent to us by your purchasing department.

Step 4 – Wait up to one week after purchasing has sent us the PO for the materials to start to arrive.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Our Program Consultants Are The Best!

Every district needs their own personal Health Education Specialist - that is why The Children's Health Market provides current customers with their very own GREAT BODY SHOP Program Consultant!

Our consultants have a wide array of expertise in the field of comprehensive health education, and experience in curriculum implementation. They know how to navigate common pitfalls of new curriculum implementation, how to build capacity using the School Health Advisory Council, and how to successfully guide a district through the adoption process of health education curriculum using objective measures, like the HECAT (Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool).

Most of all, our Program Consultants are eager to work with you to design a personalized plan for program adoption, training, implementation and sustainability.  They work closely in partnership with school district personnel to bring the best in comprehensive health education to your schools.

Would you like to schedule a meeting to discuss the possibilities in your district? Give us a call (800-782-7877) or send us an e-mail ( and we'll get you in touch with your very own Program Consultant!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

THE GREAT BODY SHOP PreK - A Perfect Match!

Our newest version of THE GREAT BODY SHOP PreK is a tremendous hit with teachers, children, and families! You, too, will love the colorful way health education is approached using principals of early learning. Our PreK program uses puppets, music, a Big Book, engaging interest area activities to meet the education needs of the whole child.

We have completed a comprehensive match to the Early Learning Standards for the following states: Texas, Kentucky, and New York. Even though THE GREAT BODY SHOP targets health behaviors, we match over 90% of the early standards for literacy, foundational skills, cognition,  math, communication, physical, social, and emotional development.

Would you like to preview the PreK curriculum?  Send us an e-mail to request your promotional packet, which includes a scope/sequence, sample Student/Family Issues, and sample lessons. Contact us at or give us a call at 800-782-7077!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Students of the Past - Great Fans of the Present!

Quite often we receive correspondence from parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and community members asking about THE GREAT BODY SHOP. More frequently, we hear from teachers, students, and school nurses. We love to read, share, and sometimes publish those letters and/or e-mails.

You can imagine how delighted we were to get this web question from a former student, who is now a doctor! Generations of children have grown up with THE GREAT BODY SHOP and Nanette is no exception. What is unique ... is hearing from her after all these years. We are working hard and digging through our archives to find the original Student Issue she is looking for. If you have old copies of THE GREAT BODY SHOP, we'd love to know. Perhaps together we can discover a letter written to Dr. Smartstuff back in 1994/95 from two students named Nanette and You-Jin.

Here is what Nanette wrote:

Hello! I was a pupil of the Great Body Shop curriculum through my elementary school nearly 2 decades ago. For the past couple of days I was recalling earlier that a friend, You-Jin Chae, and I wrote into Dr. Smartstuff at the end of 3rd grade, and our question was published/answered when we were in 4th grade (maybe it was 4th/5th, but I'm almost certain it was 3rd/4th). This would have been in Fall 1994 (or possibly 1995). I was wondering if there are any archived publications from that time era laying around... And if so, could I obtain either a physical print copy or an electronic copy of the pamphlet in which Dr. Smartstuff answered our question? I look forward to hearing from you! Regards, (Dr. Not-So-Smartstuff) Nanette Bentley, MD 

Monday, January 13, 2014

New Prices for 2014

After 20 years, THE GREAT BODY SHOP has a new look, a new price, and a new on-line ordering system that will allow you to schedule your own delivery sequence! 

K-Middle School teacher and student materials are available digitally and/or in print. You can have it both ways, for the same low price! Grades 1-6 Student Issues have a new 8-page format with updated, colorful graphics. Kindergarten has a new 4-page format. All materials have been aligned to the Common Core. Here are the new prices to help you plan and budget for the upcoming school year:


Included in the teacher package is the Big Book, Interest Area Activity Book, teacher’s copy of The Great Body Shop music CD, and online access to all student and teacher materials

per teacher

Includes 10 monthly Student Issues and one music CD with all ten monthly songs
per student, per year

Plush puppets set
(Dr. Smartstuff, Betsy and Cool Dude)
per set

Or … Order Pre-K by Classroom Kit
Includes the teacher package, one set of plush puppets, music CDs and Student Issues for 20 students for one year (Save $20)
per kit


Includes Teacher’s Guide, one music CD and one set of Critical Thinking Posters
per teacher

Includes 10 monthly, four page Student Issues (available in English or Spanish) and one music CD
per student, per year

Grades 1-6

Includes one Teacher’s Guide and one set of Critical Thinking Posters
per teacher

Includes 10 monthly, eight page Student Issues available in English or Spanish
per student, per year

Middle School (Level 1 and Level 2)

Includes one Teacher’s Guide
per teacher/per level

Includes 9 four page Student Issues per level
per student, per year

Coordinated School Health Kit

Includes 8 activity booklets for the school health advisory committee, activity planning calendar, online tools for planning, monitoring, coordinating and evaluating of school based activities
per school