Tackan Students Take Care of Their Teddy Bears

Tackan Students Take Care of Their Teddy Bears photo

Kindergartners at Tackan Elementary had a chance to play doctor to their stuffed animals thanks to a Teddy Bear Clinic hosted by trauma center at Stony Brook University Children’s Hospital on Jan. 17.

In an effort to help ease the fear associated with doctors and hospital, the students took care of their stuffed animals by taking their temperature, bandaging their wounds and nursing them back to health with plenty of hugs. 

Kristi Ladowski, injury prevention coordinator at the hospital, spoke to the students about injury prevention and the importance of keeping safe in the car. She also demonstrated how wearing a helmet during sports and other activities can help reduce the risk of injuries.