Saturday Toy Shopping

Hi friends! So in honor of Child Life Month, I thought it would be fun to do a new weekly feature. It’s called “Saturday Toy Shopping” and each Saturday I will feature a cool toy that is great for Child Life.

The first toy I wanted to share is what my nurses lovingly refer to as “Mr. Monkey”. We know all it’s songs by heart because it is so popular and easy to use. It makes noise, it lights up, there are buttons, and I can magically make the monkey dance… or at least that’s what some 2 year olds might believe. It also comes in one piece and makes it easy to disinfect. My nurses will often grab it even before they call me to help with a toddler. And sometimes that’s all the child really needs in order to be happily occupied during a blood draw. I have two of them on my unit only, there are probably at least 6 of them floating around the hospital.

Have you ever used this toy? What did you think? Do you have a go-to musical light up toy you like to use with toddlers? Let me know in the comments below!

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