They come in every shape and size, and protect us from the fear of the dark and comfort us in times of turmoil. Whether they’re fuzzy or wooly, old or new, cute or bold, Teddy bears are the childhood friend that never let us down. But where did these Teddy Bears come from, and why are they called “Teddy” bears? Bring Your Teddy Bear To Work & School Day celebrates the origins of the Teddy, and where it’s going!

Learn about Bring Your Teddy Bear To Work & School Day

Bring Your Teddy Bear To Work & School Day is a day that has been designed so that children (and adults) have the opportunity to bring their much-loved cuddly friend to school or work with them. Teddy bears provide comfort. A lot of us remember the childhood bear that we took everywhere with us. When we were scared, our teddy bears made us feel safe. When we were ill, our teddy bears were there to cuddle and make us feel better. There is something magical about teddy bears, and this day celebrates that.

Plus, Bring Your Teddy Bear To Work & School Day serves as a reminder that we all need a little bit of comfort from time-to-time, and there is nothing wrong with this! A teddy bear can brighten up your day, and there are other comforts that people have, and these should all be appreciated and celebrated. We can also consider all of the famous bears as well, from Paddington Bear to Pooh Bear. In the movies, these characters are always cuddly, comforting, fair, and friendly, and that is exactly what a teddy bear is associated with. We think this is such a great day to celebrate!

History of Bring Your Teddy Bear To Work & School Day

Let’s start with the history of the Teddy Bear, popular legend says that it all started from a hunting expedition by Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt, President of the United States from 1901-1909. In 1902 he was on a hunting expedition with several other hunters but had yet to bag himself a bear as the other hunters had.

His attendants hunted down a bear and had cornered it and clubbed it into submission, and then tied it to a tree waiting for the President to shoot it. Roosevelt refused on the grounds that it was utterly unsportsmanlike, and it took no time at all for someone to come up with the idea of selling stuffed bears called “Teddy Bears” to children everywhere.

But who first came up with the Teddy Bear? Believe it or not it was created in two places almost simultaneously by unrelated people, Richard Steiff of Germany, and Morris Michtom of the United States. Bring Your Teddy Bear To Work & School Day is your reminder that your childhood companion never abandoned you, and they deserve to not be abandoned by you. So take your favorite childhood stuffed bear to work, or to school, and let it spend a day with you now that the child is protected is all grown up.

How to celebrate Bring Your Teddy Bear To Work & School Day

Celebrating Bring Your Teddy Bear To Work & School Day is as easy as following the instructions inherent in the name. Gather up your childhood buddy and take them into school or work with you, and trade stories of the games and life you lived with them.

Some people have lots of stuffed bears still, including ones made by beloved grandparents or received as gifts. A few, a special few, have themselves a teddy bear still with them from their cribs. Share your fuzzy friends with others today, and let everyone know you still love them.

There are so many different ways that you can celebrate Bring Your Teddy Bear To Work & School Day. Of course, you can do what the title of the day indicates: bring a teddy to work or school. However, there are a lot of other fun activities as well. Have you ever thought about building your own teddy?

If you are a crafty person and you love these sort of projects, this is something you could attempt to do yourself from the comfort of your own home. Of course, there are also build-a-bear factories that have cropped up all over the world, where you pick the customization options and they build the perfect bear for you. This can be a lot of fun!

Of course, another way to spend Bring Your Teddy Bear To Work & School Day is by watching films and television series that are related to teddy bears. There are a lot of them out there. We have already touched upon Paddington Bear and Winnie the Pooh, yet there are so many others as well. If you are looking for a bit of adult comedy on this day, Ted comes highly recommended.

If you have not seen this movie before or the sequel, you are seriously missing out. Although it’s adult humor, it is still based on a teddy bear being the perfect best friend! However, not all of the teddy bears in the movies are friendly ones. We’re thinking of Toy Story here! In Toy Story 3, you have the Lots-O’-Huggin’ Bear. Pink and cuddly, he seems like the perfect toy, but he actually plays the villain.

Why not use the day to share memories of the first teddy bear that you had as a child? Maybe you even still have it? Share your photos and rejoice in this age-old tradition!

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