Simon has been really into things having to do with doctors lately, and rather than spend money to buy a toy doctor’s kit, I made one up the other day with some various items from my bathroom cabinet. He loved this idea so much, and promptly got to work tending to his plush monster’s various boo boos and ailments.
The items I included were:
~A long ace bandage (with the little sharp metal hooks taken off)
~Several bandaids in an assortment of sizes
~A couple of cotton balls
~A few tongue depressors (which are actually craft sticks taken from our art supply bin)
~A little flashlight
~Some medical tape
~A medicine syringe that we use for dosing oral medicine to Simon
~Our digital forehead thermometer
Simon eventually figured out, all on his own, that he could use the syringe like a needle to give his monster shots. He also gave Jeramy and I several check-ups. This was played with for several days in a row, and requested as an activity often.