App-tastic Support: My Lego Car

Last week I talked about a young kids app geared towards girls, so this week I wanted to share an app geared towards boys. But for the record, I have had both girls and boys play both apps, so they aren’t strictly for just one gender. But I digress… This app is created by LEGO […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

My Hospital Scavenger Hunt

Last week I read a really great blog post by Child Life Mommy about how she took her children on a scavenger hunt. In the post she mentions how scavenger hunts are great to do indoors, even in a hospital. You can read the awesome article in full on her blog here. I totally agree […]