Does your Teddy Bear need a checkup? Well you are in luck because the Children’s Museum of SC is sponsoring a Teddy Bear Clinic Monday, October 8, 2012 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
At Teddy Bear Clinic, children get to practice being the parent of a sick child! Have your kids bring your best furry friend or favorite doll to the museum for a complete check-up by Miller-Motte student nurses! This will teach them to be patient while they wait in the waiting room until it’s their turn to see the doctor, have a nurse administer first aid (if necessary), and then check-out! At check-out, each friend will receive a certificate of good health.
The goal of a Teddy Bear Clinic is to show children that a visit to the doctor’s office is a place to help them receive comfort when they are sick. The idea behind this clinic is to let children know that the nurses and doctors are there to make them better and help them grow up into healthy adults. Because the teddy bear is a symbol of comfort and caring, children are encouraged to bring their favorite bear or stuffed animal. With the bear as the primary patient, participants will be weighed and measured, and have their blood pressure taken. Teddy bears that need extra care will be taken care of with bandages and gauze. Furry friends who are in perfect health will be awarded with a certificate of good health to take home!
So have your child bring their best stuffed furry friend and best of all -$5.00 off child’s admission with favorite stuffed friend!