Is there a little doctor in your house?
Late in the school year, Ada came home overflowing with all facts about the brain. Memories. Neurons. Synapses. She jumped on youtube for kids because she wanted to learn more. That kid had out her journal and was furiously taking notes and drawing pictures. Because it’s how she rolls. #likemotherlikedaughter
After her brain obsession, she moved to the digestive system. How long does it take for food to get from our mouth to our stomach? What happens in the small intestine? How about the large? What happens when things don’t work like they should?
She moved onto muscles and bones soon after.
And while it’s perfectly unreasonable for me to know what any of my kids are going to do for a job when they grow up (most jobs our kids will do aren’t even created yet!), being a doctor of some sort is currently high on her list.
I wish we had a Little Medical School around here (we don’t), but I am excited to see they are launching a set of kits: for young pediatricians, vets, and sports medicine doctors. We have quite a robust doctor tool collection, so we decided to try out the sports medicine kit.
In the kit we received a bunch of things, including:
- a white coat
- a sports wrap with velcro
- skeleton poster + stickers
- ice pack
- hand magnet + hand chart
- a pack of activities
First, we learned all about hands. Did you know we have 27 hand bones? And that they are super easy to injure… especially those of athletes?! Me neither.
The girls spent some time putting the skeleton poster together, but they were a little sad that it was a “one-and-done” sticker set and couldn’t be reused.
Their absolute FAVORITE thing was to practice wrapping sprains with the ace bandage.
Even the snake needed to be wrapped because of a sports injury to his back.
The girls had a great time learning about the body and engaging in imaginative play with their new sports medicine kit!
We received this kit for free from Little Medical School to try out, and it’s important to us that we’re honest in our reviews. My honest opinion is although the girls had fun with it, from the parent’s perspective, I’m not sure I would have paid the $50 price tag on this kit.
So what’s next after the brain, the digestive system, and the bones?
Ada says she’s ready to learn about HOW babies come out of the momma. She knows where they come out, but she wants to learn about how it all happens. If anyone has any interesting, age appropriate resources on THAT one, let me know :).