Whether your child needs to go to hospital, or they are visiting someone in hospital, or perhaps they are just really interested in hospitals, these children’s books about hospital are a great way for kids of all ages to learn more about what happens when you go to hospital.
When my kids were small they witnessed their father have a sudden and unexpected cardiac emergency. It was not an ideal situation having our four kids watch their father be resuscitated on our lounge room floor and then rushed off to hospital, so we worked quite hard in the months after to help them all process the experience and manage any fears or trauma.
Hospital dramatic play was very popular in our house for a while, and a fabulous way for all of the kids to work through their feelings about the emergency situation they experienced, and the subsequent weeks of their dad being in hospital and needing surgery.
Books about hospital were also another fabulous way to help our kids process the whole experience.
Books can be a wonderful, gentle source of information for kids, to help them understand a new or difficult situation. They are also a non-threatening way for kids to learn about and process the emotions and fears that may be associated with an experience or situation.
Children’s books about hospital are really great for kids who might need to visit the hospital for any reason, or if they have a family member or friend who is in hospital. They are also a great learning resource, and kids love learning about hospitals and all the people who work there.
Have you read any great children’s books about hospital?
Not only are books a great way to learn, they are also a great way for kids to prepare for, or process new or scary experiences. These 16 children’s books about hospital are all great options for helping kids learn more about what happens in hospital and feel more confident and comfortable if they need to visit.