Kids at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health became doctors on Friday to treat Teddy Bear patients who urgently needed their care.
Each child picked out a bear, then diligently examined their stuffed patients by giving them medical tests.
It was a day of fun, but the hospital hopes the exercise will help children understand and cope with their own illnesses.
“Medical play gives kids a chance to master their hospital experience. Allowing them to play with medical equipment familiarizes the experience and gives them healthy coping mechanisms so they won’t be scared when they see a syringe or a CAT scan during treatment,” said Sara Barnett, Child Life manager, in a press release.
We're officially diagnosing these photos, adorable.
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