Community Helpers: DOCTORS AND VETERINARIANS

Letter Cc:

  • Cc color page, Cc writing sheet
  • C words: Cookie, Cat, Car, Carrot, Cake (post uppercase and lowercase letter and words with picture on fridge, go over letters daily)

Discussions:

  • Where do people go when they get hurt or sick? (doctor) What does a doctor do?
  • Where do animals go when they get hurt or sick?

(Veterinarian) What does a veterinarian do?

  • (Show doctor kit tools)  What does this (show instrument) do?  Go over functions of instruments.
  • Does mommy… go to a veterinarian or a doctor?
  • Does Riley… go to a veterinarian or a doctor?
  • How do we keep our bodies/pets healthy? (wash hands, eat good food, sleep, exercise)
  • I’m thinking of a pet…  like ‘I-spy” describe a pet and have your child guess, be vague at first then more descriptive

Fingerplay/Feltboard:

  • Where does it hurt?

Materials: Felt Band-Aids (colored rectangular pieces of felt with a small white square glued in the middle) and a dog/cat/person profile.

Tell/ask your child where the doggie is hurt and have them place a bandaid on.

  • Here I Am!

(Point to the different body parts.)

Here are my ears,

Here is my nose,

Here are my fingers,

Here are my toes.

Here are my eyes,

Both open wide.

Here is my mouth

With white teeth inside.

Here is my tongue

That helps me speak.

Here is my chin,

Here are my cheeks.

Here are my hands

That help me play.

Here are my feet

For walking today!

Large Motor Activity:

Hop Hop Hop like your bunny

Run Run Run like your dog

Walk Walk Walk like your cat

Jump Jump Jump like your frog

Swim Swim Swim like your fish

Fly Fly Fly like your bird

Curl up like a mouse and don’t say a word.

Song:

  • Ears whiskers, tail and feet

Ears whiskers, tail and feet, tail and feet

Ears whiskers, tail and feet, tail and feet

Pet my fur and give a little squeak!

Ears whiskers, tail and feet, tail and feet

  • Doctor Knickerbocker

Doctor Knickerbocker, Knickerbocker, number nine
He likes to dance and he keeps in time
Now let’s get the rhythm of the feet [stamp stamp]
Now we’ve got the rhythm of the feet [stamp stamp]
Now let’s get the rhythm of the hands [clap clap]
Now we’ve got the rhythm of the hands [clap clap]
Now let’s get the rhythm of the number nine
One, two, three four five six seven eight nine

Doctor Knickerbocker, Knickerbocker, number nine
He likes to dance and he keeps in time
Now let’s get the rhythm of the hips [whistle]
Now we’ve got the rhythm of the hips [whistle]
Now let’s get the rhythm of the feet [stamp stamp]
Now we’ve got the rhythm of the feet [stamp stamp]
Now let’s get the rhythm of the hands [clap clap]
Now we’ve got the rhythm of the hands [clap clap]
Let’s get the rhythm of the number nine
One, two, three four five six seven eight nine

Math:

  • Sorting pictures of pets (or pet toob) onto pieces of paper shaped like cat, dog, bird etc…

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Materials: pet toob or printed pictures of pets, large construction paper cut-outs of different pets.

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Have your child sort the pets by placing them onto the large construction paper cut-outs

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  • Shape Pet

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Materials: pre-cut construction paper shapes in different colors, googly eyes, glue, construction paper

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Encourage your child to use the precut shapes to make the shape of a pet on their large piece of construction paper, add googly eyes.

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Sensory:

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  • Materials: Pet Toob or small stuffed animals, pine shavings, small cardboard box, cardboard tube, dog food/biscuits, dishes etc.

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Let your child help set up the sensory bucket and explain what each thing is and why pets need them. (ex: pets need a house to sleep in to stay warm and snug and happy)

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Field Trip:

  • Let’s makes ourselves/our pets happy and healthy and go for a walk.
  • Visit a Pet store, Veterinarian office, (PetsMart is a great option because many of then have clinics and groomer inside) or Doctors office.  Take home a pamphlet or two to remember the day and share with daddy – use pamphlet in playroom vet/doctor office.

Bath Play:

  • Pet Bathtime

Materials: Bubble bath and pet toob or small washable stuffed animal.

Creative Play/Art:

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  • Cotton Swab Painting

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Use cotton swabs and cotton balls as painting tools, dip into tempera paint

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  • Body Tracing

Trace your child’s bodies by having them lie down on a large piece of paper.  Decorate with markers, crayons, and collage materials. Label body parts and display in playroom.  OR use sidewalk chalk and make a chalk outline on the driveway.

  • Playroom Vet/Doctor’s Office

Set up a doctor’s or veterinarian’s office in your child’s play room: display the words ‘doctor office’ or ‘veterinarian office,’ create a waiting room and an exam room.  Some props: chairs for waiting room, DM or DVM certificate, x-ray paintings (see next bullet point), kennels, cages, dog leashes, bowls, cotton swabs, cotton balls, doctor kit, vet wrap, stuffed animals/baby dolls, skeletal/anatomy diagrams, food guide pyramid, etc…

  • X-Ray Paintings

Paint your child’s hand/arm/foot with paint and make an “x-ray” (print) on black construction paper – display in playroom vet/doctor office

  • Felt doggie ears

Headband, felt, glue gun (add nose and whiskers using facepaint or eyeliner)

Books:

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