The Doctor and Veterinarian
Medical role play provides so much scope for children to explore their own identity, their body, their experiences and of course it allows them the opportunity to develop empathy. Our Children’s Scrubs are a very versatile option which can transform a child into a Doctor, a Nurse, a Surgeon, Dentist or a Vet. To make dramatic-play even more immersive our Medical Centre pdf’s, available in Irish or English make it easy to set up your own Doctor of Veterinarian role-play.
Our large format “I am a….”poster is designed to introduce new vocabulary where children can discuss the theme of medical professions of your choice. 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 Doctor, Vet, Nurse or any other medical professional. The “I use..” flash-cards help to introduce some new vocabulary; common equipment used in medical settings and the blank cards can be used to scribe the roles and responsibilities that the children consider part of a Doctor’s job.
The Medical Centre 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 Medical Centre
Our printable Medical Centre pack includes lots of resources so that you can easily set up a Medical Centre dramatic-play area of your own. In addition to the “I am a…” theme poster there is another large format poster, Welcome to the Medical Centre as well as a Welcome to the Veterinarian Clinic poster 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 Examination room or the Reception area. We have included plenty of mark-making and writing opportunities with Patient charts & appointment schedules, and of course, all little medics will love handing out prescriptions, sick notes and bravery certificates so there are plenty of those! 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
*Examination room (Doctor & Vet)
*Patient and Pet charts
*Pet vaccination records
We always recommend using real-life and authentic props whenever possible. In the case of the Medical role-play, there is huge scope to include common furniture to create a waiting room, household first aid supplies from plasters to bandages all of which encourage fine motor skills. An old computer, a phone and a collection of magazines, toys and a potted plant will complete a reception area. A working stethoscope is easy to source and is well worth a small investment for the amount of use that children get from it. Of course, lots of pencils, clipboards and paper will be necessary to efficiently run any clinic! Everything you need in terms of forms, signs and posters are in the pdf pack.
Available As Gaeilge
“The medical clinic pdf is really packed full of resources- so many great writing opportunities and ways for children to explore new language.
~Heather M, Early Years Teacher. ”
Large format Medical Clinic poster
This poster makes the perfect addition to a Medical Clinic role-play area. It is a large format poster and measures 140cm x140cm You can download this large format poster using the button below.
It can be printed on any size paper and taped together. This size requires approx 30 x A4 pages to print it at home.
Themed colouring sheets
This collection of Doctor and Vet colouring pages offer a mindful activity for all those junior medics after a busy day on duty