Thursday, April 14, 2011

d is for doctor

Sign Language 

We reviewed the sign for doctor.


Going to the Doctor by Anne Civardi

This book is simply a great introduction to doctors for toddlers. It's about a family with three children who all need to visit the doctor for various reasons (well check up, illness, injury). The story relates what goes on during the family's doctor visit from checking in and waiting in the waiting room to picking up a prescription for the sick little girl. It's simply yet realistically illustrated. Jonathan easily sat through this story and enjoyed helping me find the duck that is hidden on each page.

Froggy Goes to the Doctor by Jonathan London

This is another book in London's Froggy series, a character Jonathan has enjoyed. In this story, Froggy goes to the doctor for his annual check-up and is worried that he may need a shot. At the doctor's office, Froggy meets another patient and is up to his usual antics. I didn't enjoy it as much as some other Froggy books. There was more slapstick humor and Froggy misbehaved a bit in the book (without any consequences). Jonathan, however, found the story humorous, but I'd probably pass over this one.

Field Trip 

We went to the doctor, of course! Gracie needed to go in to have her breathing re-checked. So we all loaded up into the van and talked about what we would see at the doctor's office.


We made our own doctor kit, using a craft idea I found over at Homeschool Creations. We cut out a "doctor" bag and glued or taped different medical items to the bag- a tongue depressor, Q-tip, gauze, and bandaids. Jonathan's favorite part was the "Cars" band-aids- he wanted to wear them. Unfortunately, the craft didn't make it long- Jonathan kept wanting to tear everything off the paper.

Fine Motor

We also worked on transferring water using a medicine dropper. Jonathan really enjoyed this activity- he was very focused while he working.

Library Links 

Going to the Doctor
Froggy Goes to the Doctor

Web Resources 

Doctors & Nurses Preschool Pack @ Homeschool Creations
Doctor Craft @ Homeschool Creations
Doctor Printables @ Making Learning Fun

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