Young patients at Driscoll Children's Hospital now have a new way to prepare for the real world, all courtesy of HEB.
They call it the HEB Kids' Market, and it was officially opened on Wednesday. The child-sized store is filled with food, plastic produce, a check-out stand and even mini-shopping carts.
Hospital officials said the new market will provide countless therapeutic possibilities for the kids.
"Our physical therapist uses this space. Maybe it's to walk from one point to another. Maybe it's stooping, reaching, balance while they are stooping and reaching," said Susan Fields, director of rehabilitation at Driscoll Children's Hospital. "Our speech pathologist uses this space to describe what they see, or to categorize items so that they can practice communicating better. We've developed this space with the HEB designers to meet those needs."
In addition to a grocery store, the HEB Kids' Market also features a play kitchen with a refrigerator, a working sink and a washer and dryer.
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