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Syndication, and FlickerLab Animation Studios have relaunched How the Body Works, a popular series of free, online movies for kids.

The eight new How the Body Works movies are HDTV-quality animated programs targeting school-age children that explain complicated body parts in an entertaining and engaging way. Featuring the animated characters Chloe & the Nurb, the 5-minute movies reinforce educational points through humor, song, and repetition. The eight new movies, in both English and Spanish, cover the following topics: Ears, Eyes, Nose, Tongue, Teeth, Skin, Nails, and Hair. The new movies are the centerpieces of a suite of content that includes quizzes and printable activities. Nine additional Chloe and the Nurb movies are expected in early 2014.

For a limited time, the Nurb will be answering kids’ questions about the human body! Kids can submit their questions online, or have a parent or teacher email a video of the child asking their excellent question. Nurb will pick the best questions and give an animated answer through

So far, more then 1,000 kids have submitted their questions to Nurb, including:
•    What happens to my blood when I get a cut?
•    Where do freckles come from?
•    Why do feet always smell bad?
•    What is a cell?
•    What is the gold bladder?

To submit a question to the Nurb, click here:


Posted 30 Sep 2013 3:30 PM by Maria Sosa