Answer The Call and Seize The Day!

Recently I went to the local theatre’s production of Disney’s Newsies. I had grown up watching the original movie and had seen the broadway version that was videotaped for the movie theaters. It’s a great story and as I was sitting and watching the production I thought about how similar it is to what child […]

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 […]

Persevering After Surgery

For a mid-week inspiration, I wanted to share with you an article from Boston Globe. It’s about an awesome young girl who has made an amazing recovery after having surgery to remove a tumor from her brain. While Sophie had a rough road in the hospital, she is already up and doing awesome things like […]

The Strength of Singing

I am so excited about an article I just read that I wanted to share it with all of you readers, especially since it applies so well to the goal of this blog. The Guardian just released a piece on how singing to children can impact their language development. You can read the article in […]

Baby Shake, Sing, and Move!

For all you baby lovers out there, here’s another post focusing on therapeutic activities you can do with your infant and toddler! Today we’re talking about the rattle. I have yet to meet a baby who doesn’t like rattles. They’re mesmerized by the toy and often smile or giggle at the sounds. Even better, when […]

Surprise Visit Creates Happy Memories

I know I’ve been posting quite a bit about music lately, but I really wanted to share with you a cool event that happened a few weeks ago which just happens to include music. Two weeks ago the band “Imagine Dragons” took time out of their busy schedule to bring some joy to families at […]

Spotlight on Music Therapy

Sometimes child life specialists work side-by-side with music therapists, which results in wonderful experiences for the patient. Personally I love the chances I get to work together with a music therapist in order to benefit the patient. I found this cool article that highlights the work of music therapists and I wanted to share it. […]

Distraction Techniques

I found these really cool videos on how to distract a child during procedures. This video is for medical professionals but if you click through, there are 2 other parts of this series and one focuses on how parents can help distract their kids. For those of you who are curious about the things that […]