Buckle Up for Teddy Bear Clinic

Countrywood students learned about car and helmet safety in a fun and interactive way.
Countrywood students learned about car and helmet safety in a fun and interactive way.
To help the children remember our important safety messages, we encourage them to answer our 4 very special questions during the presentation.
To help the children remember our important safety messages, we encourage them to answer our 4 very special questions during the presentation.
Kids are sponges, so this is the perfect time to help them learn all the ways to be safe!
Kids are sponges, so this is the perfect time to help them learn all the ways to be safe!

First graders at Countrywood Primary Center participated in a special “Teddy Bear Clinic” on Tuesday, May 15th!  The “Teddy Bear Clinic” is an injury prevention program for children sponsored by the Trauma Center at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital (SBC).  The students learned about car and helmet safety in a fun and interactive way before letting the children dress up as doctors and nurses and “take care” of their injured stuffed animals.  To help the children remember our important safety messages, we encourage them to answer our 4 very special questions during the presentation:  Whose job is it to keep our bodies safe? (ourselves!)  What’s the first thing we do when we get in the car? (buckle up!)  Where’s the safest place for kids to sit in the car? (in the back!)  How do we protect our brains? (wear a helmet!)  Kids are sponges, so this is the perfect time to help them learn all the ways to be safe!

Thank you to the great folks at the Trauma Center at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital.