We're Going to the Doctor
Illustrated by Marion CocklicoBaby and toddler
The Big Steps series is designed to help young children deal with new experiences in their lives. In We're Going to the Doctor, Billy and Nell go for a check-up and have an injection. This novelty book with a sweet story has fun flaps to lift and mechanisms to move as well as practical tips for parents and carers on each page, endorsed by The Good Play Guide and leading Early Years Consultant, Dr Amanda Gummer.
With delightful illustrations by Marion Cocklico, We're Going to the Doctor is the perfect book for sharing and reassuring little people.
For more toddler tips, read We're Having A Baby, I'm Not Sleepy, No More Nappies, I'm Starting Nursery 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