Make Your Own Port-Access Doll

I am so excited to share with you the first video-blog for A Little Playfullness!!! This is my first time doing a video-blog post, so bear with me as I learn. In this post I’m showing a hospital buddy doll that I made into a port-access doll. I hope you enjoy this video and let […]

Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

No! It’s Freedom Flyer!!! Da da da DUN!!! I recently did a group therapeutic activity that I wanted to share with you all! It came about after the Baymax medical gaze creation. My coworker and I are continuing to work on creative ways to integrate medical play into various activities. Since we both like superheros, […]

The Voices In Your Head Say…

Hi everyone! I hope that you all are feeling good! Speaking of feelings, I wanted to share a cool new movie with you all. I got the chance to see the new Disney and Pixar movie “Inside Out” earlier this week and it was too good not to tell everyone about it. That being said, […]

Baymax Gauze Art

Hi everyone! Happy Sunday! It’s been awhile but I finally have a new therapeutic activity to share. This one is a little simple,  but it was actually part of a challenge that I gave myself one day while doing medical art with some children. We had given them various medical supplies and encouraged them to […]

At The End Of The Rainbow

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! I’ve tested a great craft for you that you can do on this fun holiday! You may have seen this craft make it’s way around Pinterest, and I’ve been meaning to try it myself. It’s a super simple craft but I learned a few things along the way that I […]

More Than Just Playing Doctor

Yesterday I was honored to present the topic of medical play with a coworker of mine to a group of play therapists. When I was first asked to present, I was so excited. I love presenting, especially on topics that I’m passionate about, like play. And while I have presented many times in school to […]

Breathe Like A Dragon

This morning I was unbelievably stressed out. For the first time in over two years I stood in front of over 100 people and sang. Yes, I had a couple of moments thinking to myself ‘Why did I decide to do this?‘ I was totally feelings the physical effects of stress in the form of […]

Let Them Eat Pie!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving this past week! In celebration of one of my favorite holidays, I wanted to talk about a type of therapeutic activity that hasn’t been featured on this blog, until now. Cooking! Yay! Or should I say Yummy!!! Believe it or not, cooking is a great therapeutic activity to […]

The Train And The Flea

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a post on therapeutic activities for infants, so I wanted to share with you two of my favorite games to play with the little ones. I like these two games because you are exposing the baby to language as well as positive touch. Generally I sing these two games […]

Support In Your Darkest Hour

This week I wanted to share with you an article from the Mayo Clinic highlighting the role of Child Life Specialists, as well as Social Workers, when a patient has died. Sometimes when I explain the different aspects of my job people are surprised when I mention that I assist families during a trauma or […]