Read books about going to the doctor, role play using a toy doctor’s kit before the appointment or consider going to events like an upcoming teddy bear clinic hosted by Dr. Watson’s practice, located at 4320 Holmestown Road in Myrtle Beach. The event is scheduled from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, a day when public schools are closed.
The goal of the event is to help children become familiar with the people and equipment they will see during their own visits as a patient, helping them feel more at ease with the process and environment.
Kids will bandage teddy bear boo-boos, take their furry friends’ vital signs and even exercise with their stuffed comrades. There’s no cost to attend the clinic, which is open to the general public and will also offer feature no-cost flu shots for children.
Kids will receive free teddy bears (while supplies last) or they can bring their own doll or stuffed toy from home
“Teddy bear clinics are a great way to help children become more at ease during their care visits,” Dr. Watson says. “It’s an opportunity to build familiarity in a very low-pressure, fun atmosphere.”