Teddies Teach First Aid at TP

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Using teddy bears and other stuffed animals as “patients,” kindergarten students at Timber Point learned the basics of first aid during the school’s annual PTA-sponsored Teddy Bear Clinic.

During the April 7 event, Tim Dackow, a representative from Northwell Health’s Southside Hospital provided instruction on bicycle, pool and general safety, using hands-on participation. The kindergartners enjoyed roleplaying as doctors, nurses and EMTs by “treating” the plush patients.

“What a fun way to learn about safety,” said PTA President Susan Kiernan.

In light of the teddy bear clinic’s popularity among students and teachers alike, a representative from Cohen Children's Medical Center attended with Dackow to facilitate the CCMC’s future mirroring of the program in Nassau County.