Miss Polly had a dolly

Miss Polly had a dolly who was sick, sick, sick.
So she phoned 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 on a paper for a pill, pill, pill
Ill be back in the morning yes I will, will, will.

Can you remember the actions? When I was a little girl I remember having the measles and one of my sister’s and I laid in our beds with the curtains closed. I remember the doctor coming to see us. But you know, I am so old that we didn’t have mobile ‘phones! We didn’t even have those other types of telephones called ‘landlines’! My mum or dad would have had to go out and cross 2 roads and the railway line to find a red telephone box to call the doctor.

But he would have come carrying his doctor’s bag and wearing a suit with a tie.  You have to be really sick for the doctor to make a house call now I think.But I suppose many of us have had to take medicine - does it taste nice or does it taste yucky? But medicine helps to make you better …and we don’t have to pay the doctor these days which is wonderful!

Here is a picture of Miss Polly that you can colour in if someone would print it off for you.

This online story may help your children if they are struggling with understanding the Coronavirus…may help you too!

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