So your child's booked for a medical procedure: Medical Play Preparing a child using medical play techniques
How to prepare your child for facial stitches without the fuss!
Overcoming needle phobia for children
The Problem with 'being brave'. Telling our kids to be brave when they face fear can be counterproductive. Listening to their fear helps them to realise their strength and overcome it.
Stop pinning kids down: the case against restraint The reasons why we should stop using restraint as our 'go-to' in paediatrics
The Ultimate Distraction Toy & Pain Reliever: Buzzy Bee
I think my child is suffering medical trauma: a parent asks
Awesome and effective little trick to help kids without more medications!
When forcing a thank you creates resentment. Asking a child to thank a stranger who just hurt them (even if it is in their best interests) is confusing for them and not a good time to teach manners.
Pretend Play Hospital
The patient is the doctor. Medical play is a therapeutic activity for children. It helps them to act out their fears, have questions answered, and feel empowered.
Video tutorial | DIY portacath doll | via DIY Child Life
The UN convention on the rights of the child in child friendly language. Let them know their own rights.
Printable Developmental Milestones Chart | Milestone Chart to use with Personal Plan » Playdays Airth ...
10 things to do to help your friend with a child in the hospital
EEG survival 2 (2)
Medical art/game. Tongue depressor, yarn, medicine cup and a cotton ball to make a fun game! Great for patient's coordination and a fun way to familiarize the patient with common medical supplies!
DIY calm down jars...I tried a sensory bag recently and no matter what I did it leaked, like this much better :)
Crayons & Lesson Plans: Calming Caddy