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Step-by-step explanation of preparations. The Child Life Specialist uses a doll and props with a young child. This hands-on method is important to help a child understand procedures and know what to expect.

Child life specialist shows a girl the anesthesia mask she'll wear during surgery. Showing on yourself makes the child see that the machine is not meant to be harmful and is not scary.

10 patients apps from US children’s hospitals.

An app called "My Burn Journey" teaches children about medical equipment and the hospital environment.

Template to create a tooth shaped lacing card. Great fine motor activity for a dental health unit! Copy template onto card stock, laminate, punch h...

Template to create a tooth shaped lacing card. Great fine motor activity for a dental health unit! Copy template onto card stock, laminate, punch holes around the edges and attach a piece of yarn or string to one of the holes.

Play to Learn Preschool: Hospital

Play to Learn Preschool: Hospital

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Cardboard Hospital (with helicopter pad on top of course). by Notimeforflashcards. Note the kid print - this is a literature rich hospital.

Young children love to play doctor. Set up a literacy-rich, beautifully organized hospital like this in your dramatic play area! via @PlayToLearnPS

Young children love to play doctor. Set up a literacy-rich, beautifully organized hospital like this in your dramatic play area!

DIY Plaster Casts for Doctor Role Play

DIY plaster casts for doctor role play for kids - This is just too wonderful! (from The Imagination Tree) Goal-Gain knowledge and skills about getting a cast. Hands on role play for real life experience and reassurance.

Another resource for complementary intervention techniques like art and music therapy which can help create a sense of normalcy and address children's individual interests. crafts | Adventures In Child Life

I was recently inspired by one of my previous posts with this band-aid art idea. My twist however was that the children who made these “get well cards” could either keep them or leave them with me and I’d take it to a patient in the hospital.

5 Little Band Aids

5 Little Band-Aids sittin’ in a box. one patched up a sore so then there were four 4 little Band-Aids sittin’ in a box. one helped a scraped knee so then there were three 3 little Band-Aids sittin’…

Dental Floss Painting (to go with dental theme)

Here's a quick art project you can do if you are doing a dental theme, or if you are just looking for something different to paint with.