Your child helps the main character, Perry, get ready to see the doctor and go to the hospital when he’s unwell. Together, they come up with ideas and activities to use in your own specific situation.
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Here are a few ideas from our experts to help smooth the road ahead as you prepare for a hospital visit.
At the back of each book is a page just for the grown-ups to explain what a child’s needs and concerns may be and practical ideas for you to support them through each situation. With a little extra help during these big moments, a daunting experience can become an empowering one.
A trip to the hospital can present challenges for child and grown-ups alike. They can also become unique learning opportunities and help to develop resilience.
Your child will be looking to you for cues about how they should be feeling. If you stay positive and confident, they will too.
Explain new words
Your child may not understand what a doctor or hospital is. Explaining new words using clear language gives them more confidence about who they’ll see and where they will go.
Let your child pack their favourite pyjamas, toys, books, blankets, or any comforts from home to take with them to hospital. Taking an active role in preparations instils a sense of control.
You said it yourselves
“As a Registered Play Specialist, I am always looking for new resources to help educate and prepare children for different challenges. These books are simply amazing!!!”
Registered Play Specialist, Director of Creative Coping and mum of 3
"We read The Hospital Trip prior to our stay in hospital and it gave us simple strategies for calming our worries, as well as making the hospital environment more familiar."
Mum of 2
"My daughter LOVED The Hospital Trip book. We read it twice that night and again the next morning. We've adopted the 'blow your worries away' approach and it's been working a treat."
Mum of 2
"After reading The Hospital Trip, our daughter was excited about getting her wheelchair and it sparked her curiosity about all the machines she saw, prompting her to ask a lot of questions. I would highly recommend it."
Mum of 2