Then the casualties just rolled into the surgery, one after another, all with some fairly bizarre and/or catastrophic injuries! Most seemed to have fallen and hurt their knees or legs, and about 95% of all complaints were solved with the aid of a plaster.
Bunny had a temperature and needed some medicine and a lie down. Soon, he was joined by a literal heap of fellow patients all clamouring for Doctor C’s attention.
And puppy needed to have a stethoscope applied to his head to “listen for things that are wrong” inside it. Later on there was a patient with “broken eyebrows” and “hurting hair”, which both sounded pretty serious! It reminds me how little experience with real illness or injury they have encountered so far, thankfully, so for now we can be thrilled that these are the worst things that could happen!
However, I was diagnosed with a “broken heart”, which was pretty tragic, but just a few drops of Olbas Oil later and I made a complete and dramatic recovery!
She showed a lot of compassion and thoughtfulness during the play and extended this to her little sister Pop when she woke up, immediately setting to work on her as her patient and tucking her up into her bed.
There was lots of new vocabulary introduced and worked into the play, including patient, stethoscope, reflexes, thermometer, bandage and recover. Great for language and literacy development!
literacy: learn and use new vocabulary in everyday and imaginative play, tell stories and remain in character while acting out dramatic play
knowledge & understanding of the world: use real instruments and tools and learn their names and usage, role play a situation from familiar everyday life, talk about medicine and illness and the role of medical staff
phse: show care and concern for others through play and in real life situations
Cakie: 3 years 4 months
Pop: 22 months