Teddy Bear Clinic
A medical play group experience for children to play out a clinic visit with a teddy bear
- Starts Apr 1Starts Apr 1
- 25 Canadian dollars$25
- Main Street
Medical play is a common play-based intervention used by Child Life Specialists to help normalize health care experiences and help children to process distress relating to medical treatment. immunizations or hospitalization. A Teddy Bear Clinic is a version of medical play where a teddy bear is used as the "patient" and the child is the "doctor" at a make-believe clinic visit. Activity stations include weighing and measuring, giving a check-up using toy and real medical supplies, looking at x-rays, making art out of medical supplies, and practicing coping skills. Children move through the room at their own pace and the play is spontaneous and child-directed. Your child will come away with a bear of their own as well as a sense of agency and greater comfort with the very common experience of going to the doctor. This Teddy Bear Clinic is for children 2-6 years old with their caregiver. Caregivers are expected to supervise their child at this open-ended play experience.
To cancel or reschedule an appointment, please contact me 24 hours in advance, otherwise a fee will be charged. Group registration can be cancelled up to 48 hours before the first session. After that time, the group fee is non refundable.
191 East 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada