Teddies Teach First Aid at TP


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.