One sunny morning, a little girl named Sophia woke up with a fever. She felt hot and tired, and her throat was sore.
Sophia’s parents were worried about her, so they decided to take her to the doctor’s office. Sophia wasn’t too keen on the idea, as she had never been to the doctor before and was a little bit afraid.
To help Sophia feel better about going to the doctor, her parents decided to play “doctor” with her stuffed animals. Sophia’s parents gathered all of her stuffed animals and set them up on the couch in the living room.
First, they pretended to take the stuffed animals’ temperatures using a toy thermometer. “Oh no, Fluffy the Bear has a fever!” Sophia’s mom exclaimed.
Next, they listened to the stuffed animals’ hearts using a toy stethoscope. “Hmmm, I think Tweety Bird’s heart is beating just fine,” Sophia’s dad said.
Finally, they pretended to give the stuffed animals some “medicine” using toy cups and spoons. “There you go, Mr. Bunny, this will make you feel all better,” Sophia’s mom said as she fed the stuffed bunny a pretend spoonful of medicine.
Sophia found the game to be very funny and enjoyed pretending to be the doctor alongside her parents. It helped her feel more comfortable about going to the real doctor’s office and made her feel a little bit braver.
When they arrived at the doctor’s office, Sophia was a little bit nervous, but she was also excited to see what the doctor would do. As the doctor started to listen to Sophia’s heart, she started to feel a little bit scared. She wasn’t used to having someone listen to her heart like that and she started to cry.
Sophia’s parents noticed that she was upset and quickly gave her her favorite stuffed animal to hold. Sophia remembered that she had played “doctor” with her stuffed animal earlier that day and realized that the doctor was just trying to help her feel better. The doctor continued to listened to her heart, checked her throat, and took her temperature.
Then, she gave Sophia a small booklet with some helpful illustrations about taking care of herself while she was sick. The doctor also gave Sophia a small cup of medicine to help her feel better. Sophia didn’t like the taste of the medicine, but she knew it would help her get better, so she drank it all up.
After the visit to the doctor, Sophia felt much better. She was happy to have been brave and to have learned more about taking care of herself when she was sick. She couldn’t wait to get back to playing and feeling like her old self again.