This sturdy, multi-sided wooden play space has everything kids need to role play visits to the doctor’s office! Kids can be the patient or the doctor, the receptionist, or the nurse. It’s a great way to ease kids’ fears about doctor visits and to encourage nurturing and empathetic play. The waiting area includes a seat, clock, and fun changeable artwork. Sign in and check out with a credit card reader and card, fill out a reusable patient file, and take appointments with the wooden play phone. Wash up in the sink, display X-rays, monitor blood pressure, tip the scale, measure height, and read the eye chart. There’s plenty of storage in this easy to assemble play space (illustrated instructions included; Phillips head screwdriver required). Standing 35.5″ x 37.25″ x 21.25″, there’s also plenty of room for imaginations to grow!
– Wooden multi-sided doctor’s office activity center play space with waiting area, exam room, sink and reception area
– Includes blood pressure monitor with adjustable cuff, 2 X-rays to display, scale with movable weight, adjustable height bar, eye chart, clock with movable hands, movable tool hooks and holders, sink, sanitizer pump, reversible diploma/window card
-Other realistic details include credit card reader and card, double-sided sign, reusable patient information file and holder, file return slot, wooden cell phone and holder
– Great for easing kids’ fear of doctor’s visits; encourages imaginative, nurturing, and empathetic play
-Ages 3+; 35.5” x 37.25” x 21.25” assembled (illustrated instructions included; Phillips head screwdriver required)
What our testers said
“This is your arm. See the bone is broken. You need a cast.” – Boy aged 6
“I have something to cure you up. Don’t worry.” – Girl aged 3
What our experts think
Our testers were strongly drawn to the assembled Get Well Doctor Activity Centre. They were excited to start playing with the Centre structure and all of the built in and included interactive materials and tools. From the interactive sink, phone, payment method, representational balance scale, height measurement, x-rays, interactive clock, and more. It was a pleasure to watch them fuse real-world experience with their pretend/dramatic play. They enjoyed taking on the roles of office manager, doctor, nurse, parent, and patient while playing with this Centre.
They loved playing with peers and family, as well as bringing their dolls and animals into the Centre. The learning materials included and the Centre’s realistic configuration, utilising it from front to back, encouraged and fostered advanced acting and storytelling. Further, it supports increasing their familiarity with the process of going to the doctor which can increase their comfort and cooperation levels when they attend an annual check-up or when ill. Our testers were more apt to repeatedly play with this Centre when they brought other appropriate toy medical tools and costumes and “patients” into their play (i.e. the Doctor’s Kit Play Set or the Doctor Role Play Costume Set are an ideal pairing for this Centre). The testers showed a clear interest in medical and office careers, learning about their body systems, and medical tools and technologies when engaged with the Centre. Through repeated play with the Get Well Doctor Activity Centre, children can advance their fine motor coordination skills, language, socio-emotional skills, and age appropriate medical knowledge. For example, children pretend to be medical professionals or office staff, learn new vocabulary, and pair the included tool’s name with their function and purpose. Furthermore, because going to a doctor’s office has a certain level of discomfort for most people, increasing familiarity with the process and acting out how it can be managed can support adaptive socio-emotional responses when required to be medically examined.
– Encourages imaginative play
– Encourages socio-emotional skills
– Fosters increased language