It is important for young preschool students to learn about a doctor’s job and what doctors do. There can be some anxiety about visiting the doctor’s office. They all associate getting shots at the doctor’s office. It is important to teach them that doctors are for helping them stay healthy.
The preschool students enjoyed a visit from a real family practice doctor who talked about ways to keep healthy bodies: eating healthy foods, getting proper exercise and adequate sleep, and washing hands often.
They got to touch and experience real tools used by a doctor. They were able to listen to their heartbeats with a stethoscope, put on real rubber gloves, and pretend to give shots with a syringe (with no needle included, of course).