Monday, 30 April 2012

Doctors & Nurses

Wow, it's been longer than I realised since my last post!
Here's a little of what we've been up to in the last 6 weeks or so...

On our trip to the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, we bought some Heirloom Purple Broccoli seeds. We planted these in an egg carton, using proper seed raising mix, sat them on the warm sunny living-room windowsill and watered them constantly (they seemed to dry out very quickly). After nearly 2 weeks we still didn't have anything starting to shoot... and the I accidentally knocked them off onto the ground! Oh... so we will have to try this one again another time soon. Though perhaps we may wait for spring time which is about 3 months away.

We've spent time learning about what Doctors and Nurses do, for humans and animals too.

I found a Doctors play set at the cheap shop for only 95c and Little Mister has been 'checking' hubby and I LOTS to see if we are OK :) I added a plastic syringe, a small glass medicine bottle, a screw-top plastic medicine bottle and a scrap of fabric for Little Mister to use as a bandage. There were also band-aids for a while, until I had to clean Dolly from head to toe... multiple times!!!

We used some of the worksheets and ideas from Homeschool Creations Doctor preschool pack...

Shadow Matching

 Size Comparison/Sequencing

Simple Puzzles

Learning what the tools and instruments actually look like and how they work
(I dug around and found the real-life version of most items shown on naming cards)

We also practiced fine motor skills using the line tracing sheets, and I guided his hand to write his name on the Name tag strips.

I found a YouTube video of the Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed... after which we had to add an old mobile phone to the Doctor's kit!

Finding simple children's books at the library on Doctors, Nurses Hospitals etc was quite a challenge! Here's what I came up with:

We read/repeated the quote (from Homeschool Creations pack) each day a couple of times "A cheerful heart is good medicine" Proverbs 17v22. This quote also worked really well to tie in with the Emotions/Feelings and Facial Expressions from a few weeks before, to help Little Mister understand how someone might be feeling when they are sick or hurt, and then how they feel when they are all better. Here's 2 more books I found on the subject at the library:

This is just a snippet of what we get up to... there's so much I could add; but it all takes time and we would rather be 'doing' than 'blogging' :)

Thanks so much for stopping by...

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