We're Going to the Doctor
Illustrated by Marion Cocklico0-5 years
The Big Steps series is designed to help little ones deal with new experiences in their lives. In We're Going to the Doctor, meet Billy and Nell, who go for a check-up and have an injection.
Help Billy and Nell explore the waiting room, get weighed by the doctor and have their injection in this fun-filled novelty book, brought to life with flaps and mechanisms. Each page has really helpful tips for parents and carers that are endorsed by The Good Play Guide and leading Early Years Consultant, Dr Amanda Gummer. With delightful illustrations from Marion Cocklico, We're Going to the Doctor is a brilliant way to introduce going for a check-up in a fun and relatable way.
For more toddler tips, read We're Having A Baby, I'm Not Sleepy and Can You Say Please?
The Big Steps books are a great way of introducing children to different life skills and building their confidence and familiarity with doing them. Watching characters their own age experience different things goes a long way in letting children know that they are normal, healthy and not scary. The children enjoyed pointing to the different pictures, opening flaps and naming objects, which is fantastic for helping to build their vocabulary and prepare them for learning to read. The book is also sturdy enough for enthusiastic hands. Our testers found the little tips at the bottom of the page useful and in one case, they helped to transform a reluctant dresser into someone who is happy to get dressed most mornings!
Dr Amanda Gummer, Dr Gummer's Good Play Guide