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Teddy Bear Clinic

A medical play group experience to gain comfort with health care experiences

  • 1 hour
  • 25 Canadian dollars
  • Main Street

Service Description

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 2-8 years old with their caregiver. Caregivers are expected to supervise their child at this open-ended play experience. Use coupon code SIBLING10 when registering more than one child! Each sibling is only $10.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

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.

Contact Details

  • 191 East 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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