Regular check-ups can be a fun and informative experience for the whole healthy team, kids included!
Check-ups are an important opportunity for caregivers, healthcare providers, and children to share information, build trust, and work together to help kids stay healthy in body and mind. You know your child best, and there are lots of little things you notice every day that you can share with your healthcare provider. Plus, communicating openly with their doctor can be a great way to help little ones feel more comfortable at the doctor’s office.
As you read the story with children, discuss the different parts of Rosita’s life that Rosita and Abuela talk about with Dr. Julius. Does your child have a favorite way to move their body, like Rosita? Together, brainstorm a couple things to share at your child’s next check-up.
Visiting the Doctor: Helping Kids Grow Up Strong & Healthy
Preparation and communication help you get the best care for your child at every medical visit.
Connecting & Communicating
Communication and connection with families is key to building a strong, effective healthy team.
Communicating at Doctor’s Visits
Good communication leads to good care for your child.
Elmo and Abby’s Check-up Play Date
Pretend play can help children “rehearse” situations that may frighten them.
Your Healthy Team
When healthy teams work together, kids win!
Questions for My Doctor
A place for parents and children to list questions for their doctor.