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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.

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.

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 child life specialist. #childlife Tales of Life, Love and Ice Cream

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

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

This Calming Find It Game is perfect for changing a child's focus from being upset to concentrating on finding fun objects in a find it game.

Calming Find It Game

This Calming Find It Game is perfect for changing a child's focus from being upset to concentrating on finding fun objects in a find it game.

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 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!

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...

You can succeed on the Child Life Exam and become a Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) by learning critical concepts on the test so that you are prepared for as many questions as possible.

You can succeed on the Child Life Exam and become a Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) by learning critical concepts on the test so that you are prepared for as many questions as possible.

Blog by two child life specialists working in the NICU - some helpful tips for distraction techniques with premature infants and developmentally appropriate play activities. Also contains some useful ideas for support groups for siblings of NICU patients.

Blog by two child life specialists working in the NICU - some helpful tips for distraction techniques with premature infants and developmentally appropriate play activities. Also contains some useful ideas for support groups for siblings of NICU patients.

DIY plaster casts for doctor role play for kids!

DIY Plaster Casts for Doctor Role Play

Teaching Strategies mini-poster "Objectives for Development & Learning" Standard 3 Knowledge of Standards and Assessments. (3.4 Assess,compare, and contrast the effects fo various teaching strategies on individual student performance relative to content standards)

Teaching Strategies mini-poster "Objectives for Development & Learning" Standard 3 Knowledge of Standards and Assessments. (3.4 Assess,compare, and contrast the effects fo various teaching strategies on individual student performance relative to content standards)

A Child Life specialist is showing a young girl how a medical procedure (a CAT Scan) is preformed by using a doll as visual aid. The goal of this is to show her how the procedure is done so she will be a little more comfortable when having to have it done.

A Child Life specialist is showing a young girl how a medical procedure (a CAT Scan) is preformed by using a doll as visual aid. The goal of this is to show her how the procedure is done so she will be a little more comfortable when having to have it done.

Many parents say meditation is a helpful tool for their kids. More research is needed to understand how meditation might specifically benefit kids with learning and attention issues. But it can be a good way to help all kids cope with stress and "quiet the mind." Here are seven apps to introduce your child to meditation. Try Tech Finder for more: u.org/TechFinder

7 Meditation Apps for Kids

Many parents say meditation is a helpful tool for their kids. More research is needed to understand how meditation might specifically benefit kids with learning and attention issues. But it can be a good way to help all kids cope with stress and "quiet the mind." Here are seven apps to introduce your child to meditation. Try Tech Finder for more: u.org/TechFinder

Explaining an IV to a child. This is a great way to explain what a IV is to a child not only are they discussing it, but the child gets to see everything as well

Explaining an IV to a child. This is a great way to explain what a IV is to a child not only are they discussing it, but the child gets to see everything as well