#RhymeTime is upon us and this fortnights Nursery Rhyme is Miss Polly Had A Dolly.
“Miss Polly had a dolly who was sick, sick, sick,
So she called for the doctor to be quick, quick, quick;
The doctor came with his bag and his hat,
And he knocked at the door with a rat-a-tat-tat.
He looked at the dolly and he shook his head,
And he said “Miss Polly, put her straight to bed.”
He wrote out a paper for a pill, pill, pill,
“That’ll make her better, yes it will, will, will!”
As a teacher I had a collection of Story Sacks that I used frequently during carpet time. It has been on my to do list for some time to create a set for Adam so it felt the perfect opportunity to make a Miss Polly had a dolly story sack.
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For the bag itself I used a white cotton tote bag. I made a simple sign on the computer and printed it onto iron on transfer paper. Next I ironed the transfer paper onto the bag – a quick and easy process.
For the contents of the Miss Polly had a dolly story sack I found up all the doctors role play equipment we own. Inside the sack I placed a medical set like this one, a cohesive support bandage, a packet of dressing pads and assorted plasters.
When Adam was younger I spent ages looking for a doll for him. I wanted it to be a male doll. I finally found the Early Learning Centre, although it is a soft bodied doll. We named the doll Baby George. He is slightly worse for wear now after many months of summer garden play. Within a few minutes our Miss Polly had a dolly story sack was complete.
I demonstrated to Adam how to use each of the medical items when caring for Miss Polly’s dolly. Adam carefully took dolly’s temperature and after a little persuasion he wore the stethoscope. The plasters and dressing pads were great for developing Adam’s fine motor skills as he found it tricky to get them open.
However, it wasn’t long before Miss Polly’s dolly was wrapped in the support bandage and covered in dressing pads and plasters. I have no idea what was wrong with Miss Polly’s dolly but it certainly looked serious!
With our Miss Polly had a dolly story sack to hand we can now reenact the nursery rhyme at a moments notice.
* One white cotton tote bag
* One piece of iron on transfer paper
* Doctors role play equipment and plasters.
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