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 […]

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 […]

Silence Is Golden

A few weeks ago I got a touch of laryngitis and lost my voice. Now this wouldn’t have been much of a problem except that I had a full week of work and as my fellow child life specialists know, your voice is a very important tool in the field of child life. I use […]

Adventures With The Lego

Last weekend I went on an adventure with my little brother to (drumroll please) Lego Land! A place of wonder and awe regarding all things Lego. As I went from exhibit to exhibit I was reminded of how therapeutic Legos are. You can build anything you want with Legos (My brother even told me someone […]

Do-A-Dot Art With Toothettes

The other day I was doing a medical collage activity when I found a new use for toothettes: They make a great stand in for the Do-A-Dot paint bottles! Yep, not only do they make pretty flower prints on a page, they can also make other fun print designs. Here’s my example. You’ll probably notice […]

Stories From An Art Therapist

Today I wanted to share with you a great article I just read about an art therapist working in a children’s hospital. Lohud featured the article focusing on a Q&A with art therapist Gabrielle Grimaldi Bellettieri who started the art therapy program at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in 2006. There are some really great questions […]