More ideas from Laura
Helps Children Deal with Grief

Farewell, Grandpa Elephant - An odd children's book about death and belief systems. Illustrated by Miriam Cordes.

Coloring page- explaining Child Life role

Adventures in Child Life Tumbler account, including many resources and encouragement in the area of Child Life. Includes link to Child Life NPR.

Medical art

This tool is a Medical art/game. It is known as a Tongue depressor, yarn, medicine cup and a cotton ball to make it a fun game for tools! Great for patient's coordination and a fun way to familiarize the patient with common medical tools.

grief activity

Grief activity for kids Creating a memory lantern they can light in honor of their loved one. This can be individualized and the child can decorate the lantern in things/colors that remind them of their loved one who died.

Therapeutic Jenga

Misconceptions - communication on a child's level. ((Connecting with Compassion: Confessions of two Child Life Specialists: Therapeutic Jenga perfect for getting kiddos to open up and clear up misconceptions))

End of life - Being developmentally sensitive and using terms/ explainations a child will understand

Explaining death to child without making them break down and make yourself break down is very difficult to day the least so here are some tips on how to explain death to a child.

Hospital related apps

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)