Child Life Activity: Test Tube Sparkle Wands! Go to CraftstoCure.com to see the steps!

Crafts to Cure: Test Tube Sparkle Wands. These would be great for kids to make medical equipment fun. After making them, children could engage in and enjoy pretend play with them.

130.247 5. The student analyzes the growth and development of preschool children of diverse backgrounds, including those with special needs. B. Describe the role of play in a preschool child's growth and development

Facts About the Importance of Play

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.

Therapeutic Positions - 3 ways to hold your child for a shot or blood test

Therapeutic Positions- 3 Ways To Hold Your Child for a Shot or Blood Test Phillips-Barton Phillips-Barton Fowler Life Mommy

Books for kids about death and grief to help children cope with loss from @growingbbb

Helping Kids Cope With Loss

Books that can help children understand death, and grief. Reading books is a familiar activity that can make an uncomfortable topic more approachable.

Child Therapist's List of Top Worries by Age

Child Therapist's List of Top Childhood Fears by Age

Intended Audience - parents, teachers, children Intended Developmental Period - toddlerhood-adolescence Reason for Choosing - social/emotional development: learn more about a child's top worries by age

Are you ready for the Child Life Certification Exam? Check out the new post for some study tips! Connecting with Compassion: Confessions of two Child Life Specialists

Connecting with Compassion: Confessions of two Child Life Specialists: Certification Exam Study Tips!

The 4 traditional paradigms of play are all incorporated into the way a child life specialist approaches their patients. However, among the 4, "play as therapy" is a primary focus. At www.CraftsToCure.com I have helped lay out some of the reasoning and rationale behind the use of play therapy in a hospital setting!

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.

Child Life Service- Helping Children take their medication

Child Life Service- placing "comforting' stickers on medicine tools to lessen anxiety and stress that may be experienced when taking the medicine

Learn the most common worries at each stage of development.

Child Therapist's List of Top Childhood Fears by Age

IPads are becoming increasingly popular in the healthcare profession. Being…

A list of apps to use for distraction that are also educational and calming, specifically separated into medical apps, transplant apps, and oncology apps

Separation Anxiety Pocket Hearts: Young children often have trouble separating from their caregivers.  It sometimes helps for them to carry transitional objects (ex. a photo) with them to help manage their anxiety during time apart. The caregiver can make these hearts for their child on their own, or the dyad can create them together (Click here for a tutorial).  The hearts can be substituted by any other handmade or personal items the family desires.  Just before each separation the ...

Separation Anxiety Pocket Hearts: Young children often have trouble separating from their caregivers. It sometimes helps for them to carry transitional objects (ex. a photo) with them to help manage their anxiety during time apart.

I often receive e-mails from Child Life students asking what I would recommend to make their application POP when up against others applying for a practicum/internship. This is a very valid questio...

I often receive e-mails from Child Life students asking what I would recommend to make their application POP when up against others applying for a practicum/internship. This is a very valid questio.

"Calm down" is a phrase that we all use, especially with kids when experiencing intense emotions. Here are some alternative phrases that just might yield better results, and an action plan to put them in place.

Saying "Calm Down" To Your Kids Doesn't Actually Work

Behaviour management "Calm down" is a phrase that we all use, especially with kids when experiencing intense emotions. Here are some alternative phrases that just might yield better results, and an action plan to put them in place.

Features: +Top Strategies to Enhance Your Child’s Capacity for Self-Love + Autism and ADHD: Do You Know How to Help with Co-Occurring Conditions?   +The End of Me +Evidence vs. Speculation: How to Know Which ASD Therapies Work +Calming Self-Injurious Behavior with a Simple Touch +Simple Ways to Use ABA Intervention in Family Routines +How To Be The Hero In Your Life +7 Myths About Autism that Parents Want You to Know and much more!

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Features: +Top Strategies to Enhance Your Child’s Capacity for Self-Love + Autism and ADHD: Do You Know How to Help with Co-Occurring Conditions? +The End of Me +Evidence vs. Speculation: How to Know Which ASD Therapies Work +Calming Self-Injurious Behavior with a Simple Touch +Simple Ways to Use ABA Intervention in Family Routines +How To Be The Hero In Your Life +7 Myths About Autism that Parents Want You to Know and much more!

Try these 13 Phrases to Calm Your Upset Child | Lemon Lime Adventures

13 Powerful Phrases Proven to Help an Anxious Child Calm Down

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