04-29-2007, 10:45 PM
Join Date: Nov 2005
International Nurses Day - 12th May
International Nurses Day is an awareness campaign organised by the ICN- International Council for Nurses ~ it is planned annually for the 12th of May ~ the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birthday.
The other great influence of the time was Elizabeth Fry she had a huge impact on Prison conditions and set up the very first nursing team.
I have only touched briefly on this campaign and have already found that there seems to be a little controvesy over origins, reasons and the wish to modernise role model practice.
Pesonally, I think it's a fantastic opportunity that has been given for everyone to take a single ~ internationally arranged day out of the year to say thanks to the work this sector does !
Play plan for Nursing & Nurses
ELGS ~ 2008 Early Learning Areas
Click Titles for summaries of ELGS ~ Ealry Learning Goals
Personal Social & Emotional Development
Nurse Colouring picture on Spindle Spiders page.
Talk about the picture how it feels to of been hurt and how someone can help make them feel better by tlaking about what happened and by caring for the hurt area.
Smiles ~ Nurses smile alot it helps to make their patients feel safe & reassured ~ talk about how smiling makes the children feel.
Play the 'hand up over the face = Smile .. hand down over the face = sad game
Communication, language and Literacy
Nurse Oddie - By Grant Slatter LOL ~ where do all the odd socks go ... to OddieWorld it seems :rotfl:
I've not read this book in full but the website looks absolutely brilliant as well .. you can even order Nurse Oddie Socks amongst others !!
Waiting to hear if their 'Read with Me Week' is happening for 2007 !!
Please remember though - Silkysteps is not responsible for the content or dowloadable resources of external websites.
MD ~ PSRN
Math matical Development - Problem Solving, Reasoning & Numeracy
Clocks & time .. look at times of the day - when in hospital meal times and routines are very much a part of life.
What do the children think could happen at 8.00am , 10.00am etc .. build up a diary of possible events.
1. Nurse checks pulse & asks if it was a good nights sleep.
3. Does the Nurse need to give any medicine to the patient?
4. Someone comes to visit and talks to the nurse about how things are.
5. The doctor comes around to make sure everything is ok.
Knowledge and Understanding of the World
Colours & styles of uniforms
Hospitals and buildings where nurses work ~ look at the range of places that people can go when they are feeling unwell.
Usually when someone is being looked after in hospital they aren't supposed to exert themselves too much with physical exercises.
Take the children on a walk around your grounds - fresh air and taking the time to look around is beneficial & calming for patients - use a treasure hunt sheet that the children can tick things off of once found.
Dressing up ~ Nurses uniforms, bandages & first aid kits can be used for a variety of real, soft toy & doll patients
Healthy cooking ~ explain how hospitals like to show people how to eat good food whilst they are staying there.
Snack & a Cold (or hot) main meal
Apple slices, Oranges & grapes.
Grated Cheese sandwiches with Cucumber.
New boiled potatoes, Peppers + Cheese & onion flat bread, Chopped lettuce & cherry tomato salad.
Ice cream & strawberry sauce.
Music & Rhyme
Drum & Heart beats - can the children recreate their own heart beat on a musical instument ?
Arts & Crafts
Where's Nurse ~ an early Craft activity that looks at caring for someone who's hurt themself.
Additional Resources -
Our Hospital Radio Play plan & lesson ideas
Hospital Playworkers ~ People Who Help us