December 19, 2012

D is for Doctor

I am finally getting around to our other Letter D Community Helper.....Doctor!  Last week we started on this with our Body Maps, and this week we got the chance to actually pretend to be doctors.


We started by gathering all the doctor supplies in the house and a bunch of baby dolls. I numbered all the dolls with little stickers.


Then I made a chart for the girls to check off what they checked on the dolls.  It included height, weight, eyes, ears, mouth, pulse, and blood pressure.  I didn't have room for anymore, but the girls added temperature.


For the weight I made a little scale out of paper plates, yarn, and a hanger since our bathroom scale won't weight things that light.  This way we could compare it to another stuffed animal of similar size.



I had them measure their height with big duplo blocks.  They found it easiest to lay them down to measure them like you do real babies.


Then they put them on the table (piano bench) and used all their doctor tools to check them out.  If they appeared healthy they got shots, but if they had a fever they got medicine instead.






The girls ended up added some stuffed animals too.  They even came and asked me for numbers to put on them! While they were working on these stuffed animals I was playing a game with Eli.  I took a sticker and stuck it to him and then said, "The sticker is on Eli's _____." Then he rips it off and giggles. He started this game a few months ago with tape and for some reason is very entertained by it.  This time he kept pointing at his foot. He wanted the sticker on his foot.  Hopefully he is learning some body parts too!




Although we are done with D, I think we will continue some human body stuff for a couple more weeks at least!

13 comments:

  1. what a fun way to learn!! good for all of you.

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    1. Thank you Annmarie! Hop[e you have a wonderful week!

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  2. Love these pretend play ideas for doctor. Especially like the scale and the duplos for measuring. Wonderful way to combine play with early math concepts. Sharing on Facebook and Pinterest for sure.

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    1. My girls sure had fun with it! I was amazed when the oldest immediately understood how the scale worked without me explaining it! Thank you for visiting and sharing Margaret!

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  3. how adorable! Feel free to share your post by stopping by and linking it up @ Learn and Link http://mamato3how adorable! Feel free to share your post by stopping by and linking it up @ Learn and Link http://mamato3blessings.blogspot.com/2012/12/egg-carton-snowman-craft-learn-link.html Have a Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thanks for visiting and inviting me!

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  4. How fun!! I love your scale! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

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    1. Thanks Carrie. The girls seemed to enjoy it.

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  5. Such a cute and creative idea! We saw your link on the Share it Saturday Linky Party, we are co-hosting this week and will be featuring this post.

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    1. Thank you! I will make sure I come visit!

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  6. Love the weighing activity and the simple chart to check different parts! Our kids just recently got a doctor's pretend play kit, and we're all LOVING it.

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