Over the last several weeks, the children have been engaging in hospital play as the dramatic centre of our class is set up as a hospital. Â The centre includes a check-in desk, waiting area, doctor “tools”, real x-rays, bandages of all kinds, beds, and a ‘nursery’! Â It has been great to see both the boys and girls taking on the various role as parents, patients, and doctor/nurses!
To help bring the children’s play to life, both preschool classes had the opportunity to go on a field trip to the FSJ Hospital., it was a blast!
One class had the opportunity to tour the imaging department; they were able to see, touch, ride, lay on, etc…all the fancy equipment used to help patients! Â Our wonderful guide, Julie, let the children wear real hospital gowns and Dr/nurse shirts for the tour!
The second class had the chance to tour the birthing centre; they were able to see the rooms where babies and moms stay, the baby beds, baby warmer, nursery, the blanket warmer and the little hats they have for the babies! Â This class also got to wear gowns/shirts for the tour and “be a patient, doctor or nurse!”
Even after 4 1/2 weeks of the ‘hospital’ and our tour, the interest and quality play continues!!!