MSU staff talking to children at the Teddy Bear Picnic.

MSU Teddy Bear Picnic Helps Kids Get Used to Doctors

Are your children afraid of check-ups? An event this weekend could be just what the doctor ordered to help them overcome those fears.

Put on by Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine, the annual Teddy Bear Picnic is a free, family-friendly event. Kids are invited to bring their favorite stuffed animals for a check-up at the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Teddy Bear Hospital, a mock clinic staffed by physicians and students from MSU’s health colleges.

Kids and their furry friends will be able to visit various stations that simulate real-life medical experiences including x-rays and vaccinations. Fun activities are also planned, such as a picnic lunch, face painting, balloon animals, music, arts and crafts, helmet fittings and a visit from Sparty!

Make plans to bring your little one to this fun and educational event, set to take place this Saturday, Sept. 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the field across from the MSU Clinical Center.

Watch this video from a prior year’s Teddy Bear Picnic:

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Photo credit: A Healthier Michigan

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