Get Well Soon - Programme
Get Well Soon is a show based on children’s experiences of going to the doctor. It features five loveable puppet characters that come in to visit the doctor, and through them children get to learn about common health issues.
The show is presented by real-life paediatrician Dr Ranj Singh. He helps children to understand how illnesses affect our bodies and to understand a visit to the doctor can help explain symptoms and be the first step to getting better. Each episode sees Dr Ranj open up his surgery to a different child puppet. They are Deep, who is shy and bashful; the inquisitive Riz; Kiwa with her charming self-confidence; boisterous Jobi; and finally sweet Petal.
The puppets display different symptoms, allowing Dr Ranj, with the help of his assistant Morag Calder, to explore and explain 30 of the most common childhood illnesses, injuries and general ailments, from asthma to chickenpox; food allergies to hiccups.
Get Well Soon will educate and enlighten children, help allay fears and provide positive health-related messages to children and their parents.
Get Well Soon website
On the Get Well Soon website, there is game where little ones get the chance to help Dr Ranj treat the five puppet patients in his surgery.
Deep, Riz, Kiwa, Jobi and Petal are all poorly with variety of ailments and are waiting to be seen by Dr Ranj. Children are asked to help Dr Ranj make the puppets better again by picking the right treatment for various common conditions.
Also on the website, there are also songs to sing along to, as well print-outs of their favourite puppet characters.