When children play we often just think they're having fun, but research has shown that the benefits of play extend far beyond that in early childhood. Such a key resource in understanding the effects and benefits of play on early childhood development.
Ways to Help Prepare Your Child for Their Sibling's Surgery
The four traditional paradigms of play are all incorporated into the way a child life specialist approaches their patients. However, among the four, "play as therapy" is a primary focus of Child Life Specialists.
Preparation Method: This FREE informational book is helpful in explaining what surgery is to young children. Whether the teacher or a student is having surgery, this is the perfect book for your class!
This list of medical apps that could be great tools to help hospitalized children. There are different apps for different topics and ages/developmental levels. Goals: familiarization, distraction, education, fun, independence (by gaining knowledge)
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: Books for Children with Cancer. I would have loved to have these in the hospital when my son was going through chemo treatments! Great idea to have these books!