What do we do at the doctor's? We get healthy! Parents would prefer their children to be always strong and healthy, but a time comes when all kids experience those dreaded symptoms of flu or cold, whether it's because a change of season or maybe it's the work of an elusive virus that's acting up in the community, and the way to go is to take kids to the doctor and help them get back to their healthy self.
The fact is that teaching children about medical vocabulary and conversation at the doctor could be a great step towards making them less fearful about physicians and hospitals, which could translate in kids who are more comfortable about taking medicine or getting examined when needed.
To start introducing this topic to the little ones, it's advisable to start by telling them the importance of visiting the doctor's office to check their health status, and talking to them about the procedures that could be carried out there, such as checking up their ears, noses and throats. Then you can start teaching some about common illnesses such as cold or flu and their symptoms, for example: an earache, a runny nose or coughing.
Here you'll find some illnesses vocabulary along with fun games and activities to teach children about going to the doctor.
Let's check out some of the most common words used during a visit to the doctor.
How do you feel?
I have a headache.
My head hurts!
I am coughing.
I have a runny nose.
I have an earache.
I am sneezing.
I have a stomachache.
I don't feel well.
I feel dizzy.
I have a sprained ankle.
My skin is itchy!
My eyes are dry.
My leg is sore.
I cut my finger.
I am allergic to...
I have a broken arm.
Let's measure your temperature.
Take this medicine.
Here's your prescription.
When going to the doctor, it's very useful to be able to communicate how we feel and where does it hurt. Let's keep learning about the different parts of the body and the face parts to improve the vocabulary about the human body!
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