Here is a great guide to the different types of play therapy that can be used by Child Life Specialists to help children in medical environments cope.

This is a chart on the different types of play. Each section includes detailed information on the types of play. The different types of play could be used in play therapy for the child.

How to Land a Child Life Internship - tips from a child life specialist. #childlife Tales of Life, Love and Ice Cream

How to Land a Child Life Internship

How to Land a Child Life Internship - tips from a CCLS. This will be useful in the coming months when I am applying to child life internships across the country!

My Coping Toolbox! Filled with coping objects, items, photos, etc. for self care when ED behaviors strike.

A Coping Toolbox filled with coping objects, items, photos, etc. for self care. This is a great idea for patients who need some coping skills. You can have them participate and make the toolbox together.

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.

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

This Kid-Friendly Explanation Of Death Will Change How You Think About The World

Cardboard Hospital: Pretend play to work through fear and anxiety. And children's book recommendations about doctors, hospitals and just plain being sick!

Pretend Play Hospital Craft

Another ideas for Dramatic play with children. Cardboard Hospital: Pretend play to work through fear and anxiety. And children's book recommendations about doctors, hospitals and just plain being sick!

Because any game can be a therapeutic game when you're a child life specialist. Can't wait to use my newly labelled Jenga blocks with my patients.

Because any game can be a therapeutic game when you're a child life specialist. Can't wait to use my newly labelled Jenga blocks with my patients. A great form of therapeutic play

Providing information and entertainment to children and their families through the use of technology.  Knowledge gives a child more control over his or her environment. Helps with development of autonomy and initiative.

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

Ways to Help Prepare a Child for Their Sibling's Surgery

Ways to Help Prepare Your Child for Their Sibling's Surgery

Ways to Help Prepare a Child for Their Sibling's Surgery. These are just a few things that can be done to help reduce anxiety for children that have a sibling going in for surgery.

a detailed book list  of books to use for talking to children about death of a sibling from growingbookbybook.com

Book Lists: Talking to Children About Death of a Sibling

Another set of books that help siblings deal with the death of a loved one. These are so important because dealing with grief in this way is difficult for everyone, especially another child who does not really know how to grieve.

Books for Children with Cancer shared by Jenae writer of I Can Teach My Child

Books for Children with Cancer

These books for children with cancer can help bring some comfort and reassurance during a very scary time. They help children feel as if they are not alone.

Child Life Interview Questions (Practicum and Internship)

This provides Child Life Interview/internship Questions. It provides samples scenarios and questions that might be asked during and interview. This is something I can use to practice for an upcoming job or internship.

A good reference in seeing what positions you can comfortably be with children while they are sitting, in a bed, unable to move certain parts of their body, or are currently immobile.

Child Life Comfort Positions- A list of different positions the parent can hold their child when undergoing a procedure. This helps comfort the child by allowing the protective figures in their lives hold them when going through an invasive procedure.

This Calming Find It Game, but can be used for phonics activities too.

Calming Find It Game

Low AT - Calming Find It Game is perfect for changing a child’s focus from being upset to concentrating on finding fun objects. It helps redirect a child's behavior

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