One of the best ways to explain a doctor’s visit or something more serious, like a surgical procedure, to a young child is with the help of a story.

Here’s a short list of some of our favorite books

Going to the Hospital

by Fred Rodgers

Poo Plays Doctor 

by K.W. Zoehfeld 

One Bear in The Hospital

by Caroline Bucknall

Franklin Goes to the Hospital

by Paulette Bourgeois and Brenda Clark

A Visit to the Sesame Street Hospital

by Random House/Children’s Television Workshop

Corduroy Goes to the Doctor

by L McCue