I love Doc McStuffins and what she represents. I can still remember watching little girls run up to her with tears in their eyes. A few years ago, I had a chance to attend the Doc McStuffins Mobile Tour when it came to New York.
The theme, “So Much You Can Do… To Take Good Care of You” was such a valuable message one that I think we can learn from at any age.
The wonderful Disney staff with Doc McStuffins purple shirts made us feel right at home. The first stop was Doc’s Flex and Stretch because we all know how important stretching is for Doc’s of any age. At this station, fun was on the menu with exercises, questions, and everything you need to get the kids ready for the next step.
Our little Doc’s had a chance to get all ready for action. It was time for the Doc to get to work. The area was full of smiling kids of all ages with doctor jackets on, stethoscopes around their necks, and some were even armed with doctor bags, ready to take care of their sick little friends. When I walked in the trailer there were sick little friends spread out everywhere and tons of very efficient doctors working on their patients. Since the little doc’s were encouraged to bring their stuffed animal friends, they had a chance to follow Doc McStuffin’s directions by going the clinic.
On this tour, there are also some extra special guests Doctor’s from the Artemis Group. These wonderful women doctors are traveling with the tour, as well. They give our little Doc fans an introduction to a real life in medicine. They are there to answer questions and give the young doc’s some guidance, support, and most importantly they are a silent witness to the fact that it is never to early to think about what you want to be when you grow up.
The Hydration station, was the next to the last stop with cool water bottles, placemats for our doc’s to color, and of course, great information about why we need to stay hydrated, and eat the right kinds of foods. Every young doc has to think about eating right to stay healthy, and it awesome to be reminded of that from your favorite Doctor friend.
Your visit ends with a keepsake to remember the day, and a meeting and picture with the Doc. After all of the excitement and fun that filled the day, we have some beautiful pictures to think about all of the great things we learned, and a day that I will remember for quite some time.
Here are just a few things that I thought were great about the event.
Everywhere you turned there were silent messages about living a healthier life, and about making good choices.
Children with smiles filled every station. The only exception to that were the children who were crying because they didn’t want to go home because they were having just too much fun. The kids were really excited, and very serious about all of the activities. They learned science, at the hydration station. They learned math with scales, and measurements, as they diagnosed the problems in the medical trailer. They sharpen their observation skills everywhere they went, and last but not least they had a great time learning about what it takes to be a doctor from the experts both big and small.
This tour is not only informative and fun it was an all around great event I was excited to attend even at my age. I can’t encourage you enough to take the younger people in your lives to this event if it anywhere comes to your area. We traveled 2 hours to get there, and I promise you I would do it again in a heartbeat!