|October is Doc-Tober for Disney Junior! Your preschooler can see Doc McStuffins and her toy friends in new episodes on the Disney Junior TV channel and enjoy brand new Doc games and activities on DisneyJunior.com.au.|
My twins have been engaging in lots of hospital play lately, inspired by the Doc McStuffins TV series they love to watch at the moment.
Want to make your own special Doctor's kit?
Here's what you need to make your box…
- Empty shoeboxes – large or small
- Craft paint and brushes
- stickers or Clip art collection of your child's favourite Doctor, my girls love Doc McStuffins as you can see!
- Printer if using clip art images
Here's what you do…
Let each child choose their box and paint colour, my girls chose their favourite purple, darker colours are preferable as they give a better coverage but no need to worry about that to much as they will be putting pictures all over the box anyway.
When they finished and were happy with their efforts we hung them out to dry in the sun. We decided not to paint the inside but you could of course or even add some material as a lining!
When supporting children to work with scissors it is important to..
- Guide but not do the cutting for them. Show how to hold the scissors, a sticker on the thumb can help remind them how to place their fingers
- Have sharp kid friendly scissors but not blunt ones – they will do more damage.
- Supply a mix of easy to cut out pictures as well as smaller more difficult ones to build up their confidence
- Guide them to turn the paper or picture they are cutting with their ‘helper hand'.
- Keep your expectations age appropriate – first let them learn to snip and cut along lines before expecting them to cut out a picture.
As they cut out their pictures the girls glued them onto their boxes, each with their own sense of style and individuality.
I must say having their own boxes has kept them very busy and no longer arguing about who is using what and who had it first! And when they want to move around they just throw everything back in and close the lid. They are light enough to cart around easily for small hands.