Medical role-play is a really popular theme with all children. Along with our scrubs and medical centre themes we have taken it a stage further with the Paramedic costume and Hospital theme. Our authentic Paramedic costumes certainly help with that transformation. To make dramatic-play even more immersive our Hospital pdf’s, available in Irish or English make it easy to set up your own Hospital.
Our large format “I am a….”poster is designed for introducing new vocabulary where children can discuss Paramedics and hospital. Character Traits flash-cards can be added to the poster to encourage children to think about and identify the behaviours that they expect from a Paramedic. The “I use..” flash-cards help to introduce some new vocabulary; common equipment used by Paramedics and the blank cards can be used to scribe the roles and responsibilities that the children consider part of a Paramedics’ job.
The Hospital resource pack is free to download, it is a digital resource. You can download it, save it and print it as and when you need. We recommend printing onto cardstock and laminating the room signs which can be used again and again. You can choose the English language version or the Irish language version below.
Make your own Hospital
Our printable Hospital pack includes lots of resources so that you can easily set up a Hospital dramatic-play area of your own. In addition to the “I am a…” theme poster there is another large format poster, Welcome to the Hospital that can be used to designate a specific role-play area. The pdf includes A4 posters for the walls to designate different areas such as the Reception area or the Plaster room. We have included plenty of mark-making and writing opportunities with Patient charts, and of course, the personalisable Name Badges can be filled in and attached to a lanyard so that everyone knows just who is in charge.
What is included
*Identification bracelets for patients
We always recommend using real-life and authentic props whenever possible. There are lots of props which can be reused for several themes such as basic furniture of chairs, tables, and shelves- reconfigure them into a hospital patient room or even an ambulance. Have a stock of paper, pencils and clipboards along with an old computer keyboard or monitor and you have a reception area ready to go. The contents of a first aid kit with all its bandages and plasters will be put to good use with Hospital dramatic-play.
Available As Gaeilge
“Having these resources available in Irish is just fantastic, it saves me so much time and the standard of Irish is just brilliant. They are really very good quality.
~Joanne K, Early Years Teacher. ”