Nicki & Little Bear are teddy bears. They are not conventional puppets, they are everyday stuffed animals. The value in utilizing two teddy bears is to reinforce familiarity and the remind the child that they too can find comfort in something as simple as a teddy bear.
Known in the medical community, Dr. Nicholas Nicholas received his MB – Medicine Bear – from Foothills Bear Outreach Program. He has twenty years experience working with children and is devoted to his calling. Dr. Nicholas is friendly, humorous, easy going, and he loves telling stories.
Little Bear is Dr. Nicholas’ close friend. He has spent the past ten years working with children. His strength is in his quiet communication. A non-communicative bear, he relies on gestures to express himself. He is a representation for children who do not know how to share their emotions.