A future generation of doctors have been inspired by aspirational role-play thanks to the success of popular Disney show Doc McStuffin.
The hit series for children models good health, nurturing and compassion through the stories of young girl, Doc.
The would-be doctor cares for and communicates with her toys.
This weekend, Doc’s Check-Up Clinic begins a nationwide tour in Milton Keynes, giving youngsters the opportunity to get hands-on experience.
It is fun role-play, but with a serious side.
“We understand that having to visit the doctor can be a scary experience for young children,” says Anna Hill from Disney UK.
“Doc’s Check-Up Clinic will help lessen the fear associatied with the doctor’s office by offering children a fun, familiar and engaging way to experience playing the role on a local level,” she added.
On Saturday, the clinic will set up at Tesco, Kingston, and children will be invited to stop by and dress up in a doctor’s tunic, with their very own stethoscope and clipboard in preparation for their training.
They will meet Big Ted, hear about his symptoms and learn how to make him feel better by diagnosing the problem and giving a recommended treatment.
Special doc McStuffin certificates will be issued to children taking part.