Rehearse vision screening with each child to assure comfort and confidence.
Visit an optician's office.
Ask parents to donate old glasses frames with the lenses removed, white shirts, and other pretend play props.
What do you see in an eye doctor's office? (magazines, appointment book, telephone, eye chart, patients, receptionist, eye doctor) Set up furniture for a pretend office.
To make an office sign, use a large sheet of construction paper and Crayola® Washable Markers. Make it sparkle with Crayola® Glitter Glue.
Look at the variety of glasses frame styles. Draw these, or your own imaginary frames, with markers on poster board so customers can see their choices.
Create magazines for the waiting room. Write articles with Crayola® Colored Pencils. Illustrate the stories with colored pencils and/or markers.
Make magazine covers with recycled file folders. Decorate with markers and Glitter Glue. Attach pages with a stapler and staples.
Keep track of appointments with colored pencils. Write dates, times, and patient names on a calendar. Make sure the receptionist has a telephone.
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