Pretend Hospital Play Idea Videos

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What? Why Pretend Videos

These videos are aimed at parents of younger children and those at an early stage of development.

Showing a parent and 4 to 8 year old children playing pretend hospital, these videos can give you ideas of how you could play with your child to prepare them.

You could also show the video clips to your child if you think they would be helpful for them.

How do I prepare my child for an X-ray

When your child needs to have an X-ray to look at their chest or bones, it can be helpful to prepare them through pretend play. This video by the What? Why? Children in Hospital charity shows how you could play with your child the day or morning before you go to hospital. Dad and Oscar use a cake and chocolate buttons to play pretend X-ray. This video with pretend hospital play is aimed at younger children and those at an early stage of development.

How do I prepare my child for CT Scan

This video shows how you could talk to your child about having a CT scan (Computed Tomography). Mum and Sophie are having fun playing pretend hospital. They talk about how you have to lie very still on a bed and how long it will take to have a scan.

How do I prepare my child for an Ultrasound

When your child needs to have an Ultrasound to look at their tummy, head, heart or any lumps or bumps, it can be helpful to prepare them through pretend play. This video shows how you could play with your child the day or morning before you go to hospital. Mum and Aidan use a strawberry jelly to play pretend Ultrasound.

 

How do I prepare my child for an EEG

When your child needs to have an EEG to check their brain waves it can be helpful to prepare them through pretend play. This video bshows how you could play with your child the day or morning before you go to hospital. By using coloured strings, stickers and a pasta box they prepare Lewis the lion for his EEG.

 

How do I prepare my child for an ECG

When your child needs to have an ECG to check their heart signals it can be helpful to prepare them through pretend play. This video shows how you could play with your child the day or morning before you go to hospital. By using strings, stickers and a cereal box as the recording computer they prepare Lewis the lion for his ECG.

How do I prepare my child for a Cannula

When your child needs to have a cannula in hospital it can be helpful to prepare them through pretend play. This video shows how you could play with your child in the morning before you go to hospital. Mum and Sophie use a flexible apple juice straw to give Lewis his cannula.

 

 

How do I prepare my child for a General Anaesthetic

When your child needs to have a general anaesthetic before their operation it can be helpful to prepare them through pretend play. This video shows how you could play with your child the day or morning before you go to hospital. By using yoghurt pots, pretend sleepy gas and sleepy medicine they prepare Lily the giraffe and Lewis the lion for their operations.

 

How do I prepare my child for an MRI

This video shows how you could talk to your child about having an MRI scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging). Mum and Sophie are having fun playing pretend hospital. They make lots of noise just like the MRI machine and talk about how you have to lie still for your scan.

 

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