A big part of what we do with children is teach them safe and appropriate ways to cope and express themselves. We aren’t born knowing how to walk and we also aren’t born knowing how to …

Spin the wheel of coping skills!

A big part of what we do with children is teach them safe and appropriate ways to cope and express themselves. This can help provide concrete examples during times when it is difficult to "find" a coping skill.

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.

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.

Fun activity looking at the urinary system. Create a working kidney model using simple household items!

Urinary System

Urinary system demo: Fun activity looking at the urinary system. Create a working kidney model using simple household items!

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

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.

"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.

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

DIY Lungs to make to help children with asthma, cystic fibrosis or breathing complications understand the function of the lung.

Medical play such as these DIY Lungs help to make m children with asthma, cystic fibrosis or breathing complications understand the function of the lung. Medical play is also a great way to distract children from their surroundings.

Child Therapist's List of Top Worries by Age - repinned by @PediaStaff – Please Visit  ht.ly/63sNt for all our pediatric therapy pins

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

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.

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.

A great grief activity for siblings of critically ill or dying patients. By writing favorite memories of their sibling, they are able to focus on the positive and be thankful for the time they had with their sibling.

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.

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

13 Powerful Phrases Proven to Help an Anxious Child Calm Down

when we are apart photo book for kids: adapt for when parents can't be at the hospital 24/7

Help Manage Separation Anxiety with a Simple DIY Photo Book

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