First off, I have a confession to make. We did NOT do well with our first weekly theme last week. We had a change of plans on Monday which put us out of town all day, and I forgot we were going to be out of town on Friday. Add in needing to clean the house because the in-laws were coming for a visit, grocery shopping, and being generally exhausted from driving around 450 miles in 24 hours, and yeah. We didn’t do too many of our activities.
I did get around to setting up our pretend doctor office. I set it up on the play table, since it’s the perfect height and has lots of room, and used the chairs from the activity table for the “waiting room”. However, I forgot to charge the camera batteries, so be prepared for an uh-mazingly grainy and out of focus recap.
The “exam table” was the sensory box, turned over and covered with a blanket.
I made a lab coat using one of my old button-up shirts.
Then added a little notepad and pencil for notes.
His aunt got him this pretend doctor kit for Christmas, but I added some more props.
I want Matthew to learn about more holistic methods of care, so we added a basket of fruit, some vitamins (empty), and some herb bottles (empty). Instead of saying, “Oh no, Baby Olly has a sick belly. Here’s some medicine and a shot.” I would say, “Here’s an apple and a vitamin” or, “Uh oh, Moose needs more exercise. Let’s go stretch.”
Of course, in true toddler fashion, everyone gets a shot—even if they’re healthy. . .
Check out September’s Weekly Themes here.