Taking Care of Teddy

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W.S. Mount Elementary School kindergarten students had the chance to act as emergency room doctors during a recent workshop with representatives from Stony Brook University.

Before suiting up as doctors for the “Teddy Bear Clinic,” the students were given important safety tips to keep in mind when riding in a car or on a bicycle. Then, wearing protective gloves, hairnets and facemasks, they took care of their most precious stuffed animals by adhering bandages and fitting braces and splints.

The program not only provided the young children with a variety of safety tips, but also helped ease their apprehensions of going to the doctor.