Storytime with Jaki – Call for the Doctor
Let’s look at our books:
How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon : Jane Yolen & Mark Teague
What if a dinosaur catches the flu? How does he behave? This fun look at what you might do when you get sick will make you laugh, as well as think about your behaviour.
Hippopotamus had a spotamus … on her bottomus!
All the animals have an opinion on what the spot may be, and try and act as doctor. The end is something hilarious. This book has fun text, and beautiful illustrations from the talented Tony Ross – a joy to share.
Not all doctor visits are because of sickness. Pedro is playing in the snow with his friends when he has an accident. Fortunately, he learns that by looking after himself, and taking his medicine, he can get back out to playing.
Doctor : Ando Twin & Lucy M. George
This book explains what one doctor may do in just one morning. Doctor Miranda sees all sorts of people, from pregnant mums to a girl with a swollen ankle. She then describes how she finds out what is wrong with a sick boy.
“Doctor” makes a visit to a doctor a normal, and understandable event, with clear diagrams and easy to follow text.
Five Cheeky monkeys, jumping on the bed.
One fell off and bumped his head.
Mother called the doctor and the doctor said,
“No more monkeys jumping on the bed!”
Four cheeky monkeys …
Three cheeky monkeys …
Two cheeky monkeys…
One cheeky monkey …
We also sang another old favourite, Miss Polly had a Dolly as well as some none-doctor related songs, including Open, Shut them and Heads and Shoulders.
– colouring crayons
To do it:
All the kids get a piece of construction paper and we fold it in half.
Next, we taped handles onto each side.
Then I pass out pictures of different doctor items for their bags: a stethoscope, band aids, pop sticks, cotton balls, medicine, etc.
The children get to practise their cutting out with these, and then glue them inside their bags.
Finally, we made the Red Cross first aid symbol for the front of our medical bags.
This theme is timely, given the amount of colds and flus around at this time of year. Hopefully children are reassured that the doctor is a safe person, who can help them to get better!
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