Refresh Your Waiting Room in 2019!

Never underestimate the importance of a first impression, especially on a child. One of the most memorable parts of their appointment and the best way to make a positive first impression is the waiting room. This is especially true when fun games are involved. Your waiting room is your best opportunity to surprise and delight both your pediatric patients and their parents.

The new year is a great time to refresh your waiting room with toys and games that will get kids excited about their appointment! Here are a few ways to spruce up your waiting room for maximum enjoyment:

Rainbow Block Set

Rainbow Block Set
Colorful blocks in all shapes and sizes mean that children can get inventive and creative while they wait for their appointment. In addition to providing entertainment, block play also stimulates children’s minds, preparing them for their visit with you. After block play, children’s attention spans are increased, making them more likely to listen to directions and cooperate with others. Building blocks also help develop hand/eye coordination, which is a big part of proper oral care habits, like brushing and flossing. This simple toy is a multi-purpose tool that will keep everyone in your office happy, including parents, little ones, and your team.

Wooden Train Set

Wooden Train Set
A train set is a quintessential childhood toy. Kids will be overjoyed when they arrive at your office and see a brand new wooden train set (and so will parents!) Position the train and tracks front and center in your waiting room at a child’s eye level. They’ll be immediately drawn to the toy and entertained. Stimulate pediatric patients’ imaginations and help them develop problem-solving skills while parents relax. Want to continue with the train theme? Send patients home with our Thomas the Train Favorite Poses Stickers! With a fun playtime before their appointment and a giveaway to keep, kids will be talking about their visit long after they’ve left your office!

Seascape Magnetic Table

Seascape Magnetic Table
Kids become ocean explorers and create their own seascape in this play-from-the-top activity. The table comes with six magnetic characters that can be placed into the scene wherever kids choose. There's a whale, an octopus, a pair of seahorses, a sea turtle, along with a scuba-diving boy and girl. With fun magnetic wands, children can glide the characters through the ocean. This unique toy will give pediatric patients positive memories of their visit, and you can even send them home with sea life themed giveaways that will remind them of the fun they had at their appointment. SmileMakers has an assortment of exciting themed toys, including Sea Life Pals Pinball Games and Sea Life Pals 2-Minute Brushing Timers

Create a Memorable Waiting Room and Get Kids Excited About Their Visit! 
SmileMakers has everything you need to turn your office into a kid-friendly, parent-approved space that will get patients excited about return visits. From waiting room games to pediatric themed decor and prizes and giveaways, SmileMakers offers toys that are both trendy and classic. Nothing is more important than a child’s health. Making sure they enjoy every appointment is a part of helping them develop positive health habits that will last a lifetime.