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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Monthly Book Club: A Helping of Success

Hooray for the return of the Monthly Book Club post! Today’s book is one that I use quite often to give me ideas for new games and activities to do with groups of kids and teens. It’s called “Instant Success: For Classroom Teachers, New and Substitute Teachers” by Barbara Cawthorne. I was given the book […]

Iron Man To The Rescue!

Here’s your mid-week news flash: Disney, Marvel, and the Child Life Council have all come together to create a comic book about “overcoming adversity” as the article puts it. The comic features Iron Man in the lead role using powers that every child can call upon as well, according to The Walt Disney Company. I’m […]

Bear Hunt

After a slight hiatus due to my relocation and new job, I am excited to talk about a fun spin on a game many of you have probably played at some point in your life. I tried this activity out as part of a theater class I taught a few weeks ago and it went […]

Harry Potter Is Still Strong!

Be honest, how many of you (no matter how old you were at the time) wished that you had gotten a letter from Hogwarts? I’m definitely one of those people. Well, last Friday we were able to grant a few of those wishes by sending out this: Yep, everyone got an acceptance letter to Hogwarts […]

Monthly Book Club: Curious George Goes To The Hospital

This month’s post on books features a character most of you know, especially if you work with children. Curious George is a little monkey who lives with The Man With The Yellow hat and goes on many adventures which usually involves him getting into a least a bit of trouble because he is so curious. […]

The Importance of Separation Play

Here’s another installment of therapeutic activities you can do with your infant! The activities I want to highlight today are probably ones that you already do with infants. If you don’t, I’d like this post to be able to encourage and remind you why these simple activities are so helpful. First though, let’s talk about […]

Monthly Book Club: When Molly Was In The Hospital

Hi everyone! Welcome to a new segment I hope to do once a month focusing on books! As you’ve probably noticed, I’ve been trying to post a new therapuetic activity once a week. Not only that, but I don’t just post art activities, but music, dance, and theater activities as well. I wanted to add […]