Children will be invited to have their Teddies’ vital signs checked and student doctors from UCD Paediatric Society will be on call to treat any minor bear ailments during Helium Arts’ Teddy Bear Check Up at Lloyds Pharmacy this April.
Get a lift in the Teddy ambulance, create your own Teddy medical record, examine your Ted, and receive a prescription surprise.
Friendly medical students will be available to offer their expertise and real instruments for some imaginative doctor-play guided by the child.
Friday 28 April: 12pm-4pm
BLACKROCK SHOPPING CENTRE
Saturday 29 April: 11am-3pm
OMNI PARK SHOPPING CENTRE, SANTRY
Age range: 3-8 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
No booking is required but there will be a ticketing system on the day.
The Helium Arts’ Teddy Bear Check Up puts the child at the centre of a Doctor-Patient imaginative role play as the minder of their Teddy, to absorb self-care skills, first aid, and to better understand basic medical procedures they might experience at the GP or hospital. Children become less fearful, more positive and Mum is happy knowing that the next trip to the doctor or nurse could be more relaxing.
Helium Arts’ Teddy Bear Check Up at Lloyds Pharmacy is created in partnership with UCD Paediatric Society, inspired by their Teddy Bear Hospitals.