Prepare Your Children For Doctor Visits

Prepare your children for doctor visits with these books and materials.

BARNEY GOES TO THE DOCTOR:

Materials:

Children's book "Barney Goes to the Doctor"

Read this book together and discuss it. Ask the child why Barney went to the doctor and what the doctor had to say.

BARNEY GOES TO THE DENTIST:

Materials:

Children's book "Barney Goes to the Dentist"

Read the book together and discuss it. Ask the child why Barney went to the dentist, what he saw when he got there, and what the dentist had to say.

DOCTOR'S KIT:

Materials:

A toy doctor's kit

Name each part with your child and discuss what each does. When your child comes back to this kit, see if he can remember what each part is and what it does. Encourage him to learn about it. Practice using each part on each other.



STAFF:

Materials:

Paper

Pen

Name who the child sees at the doctor's office. Discuss what each person's job at the office is.

WRITING ACTIVITY:

Materials:

Paper

Pen

Using the sheet as a guide, encourage the child to express his feelings about the doctor's office.

"I (like/dislike) going to the doctor because _______. When I go to the doctor, he gives me (a shot/medicine) because ________. He uses his ________. He looks in my ______ and listens to my ________.

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