App-tastic Support: Pet Spa Day

Continuing on the discussion of my favorite and popular app, this next one is for your preschool and school-age girls, though sometimes the boys like this app too. It’s called “Disney Princess Palace Pets” and it is an easy app to load and navigate. When you need something fast, I find that this app pulls […]

Perscription for Pain: Music Time!

I am so excited to come across this article! I definitely think that music can help decrease pain. Not only does it help distract you, but it can also influence your emotions, which can help you produce more endorphins and decrease the pain. And music can help you feel less anxious and more relaxed, which […]

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, […]

Let Your Flag Fly!

If you life in America, you probably noticed that the Super Bowl was tonight. If you are an American Football fan, you probably watched the game, and maybe even went to a Super Bowl party. I am guilty of the latter two this year, even though I wouldn’t define myself as a fan. Which is […]

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 […]

Popcorn Party: Your Healthcare Companion

Last night I got to see “Big Hero Six” at the movie theater. I was super excited to see the movie since I had heard so many good things and the trailer looked so good. In fact, the movie trailer I shared with you a few weeks ago for a Friday Fun post was one […]

Plot Pictures

This week I’ve got a new drama therapeutic activity for everyone, Yay! I really like this activity because it’s one of those theater games that even the kids that say they aren’t actors can participate with enthusiasm. It can also be tailored to the needs and abilities of the participants, which is great for those […]

The Secret of Deep Breathing

I read a great blog post on how bubbles are an awesome secret weapon in the toolbox of a Child Life Specialist. I know that I’ve post on the power of bubbles back when I first started this blog, but you can never get enough of those delicate spheres. I really liked how this article […]