Let’s Rodeo!!!

Hi friends! How’s life? I’ve got a brand new therapeutic activity to share in honor of Rodeo! You may know that in child life it is very important to give children the chance to participate in what we call “life experiences” even when they are in the hospital. Many people would name birthdays, Christmas, graduation, […]

Friday Fun: Because Kids Don’t Talk Like That

It’s National Play Therapy Week and there is the funniest video on youtube that gives a great example of why play therapy is so important. As I explain to so many people every day, kids don’t really sit and have a long, deep conversation about their feelings and experiences. They communicate through play. And play […]

Changing The Inside

I wanted to share with you an awesome article showcasing the inside of a children’s hospital. I think it is so cool that they were able to have different artists design the different floors and units of the children’s hospital. They were all so creative and children can definitely become engaged in the pictures. There […]

Monthly Book Club: Time For Your Checkup!

This month I got the pleasure to read a book written by a fellow child life specialist regarding going to the doctor. “It’s Time For Your Checkup: What To Expect When Going To A Doctor’s Visit” is a book written by Shani Thornton, MS, CCLS. The book focuses on explaining how a well child visit […]

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 […]

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 […]