Today (somewhat unusually for a family with three school-age children) I had my first day with one off sick – luckily it appears to be a fairly minor bug and we didn’t require a trip to the doctor or the hospital.
At Littlesheep Learning we have a range of books and puppets that can help children who need to prepare for a hospital trip.
The Usborne First Experiences Going to the Doctor and Going to the Hospital are lovely stories featuring Stephen Cartwright’s fascinating illustrations (in a similar style to the popular Apple Tree Farm series) and have the signature Usborne yellow duck to find on each page. The People who Help Us Puppets – Doctor and Nurse are very helpful to role play scenarios for children who are anxious about forthcoming hosptial trips. The Child’s Play International First Time Doctor and Hospital books are simpler books with very clear illustrations that are designed to promote discussion about what is happening.
Have you used any of these resources to help your child prepare for a hospital trip?