While searching around Georgetown University Hospital’s Child Life resources page, I found this awesome list of books that may be helpful to children dealing with hospitalization. Check it out!
Helpful Books about Hospitalization
A book is a great way to start explaining different things your child may see in a hospital. These are some recommendations.
- A Hospital Story: An Open Family Book for Parents and Children Together By Sara Bonnett Stein (Walker and Co., 1983)
- A Visit to the Sesame Street Hospital By Deborah Hautzig (Random House, 1985)
- At the Hospital By Amy Moses (Child’s World, 1997)
- Barney and Baby Bop Go to the Doctor By Margie Larsen, Dennis Full (Scholastic)
- Coping with a Hospital Stay By Sharon Carter and Judy Monnig (Rosen Publishing Group, 1987)
- Curious George Goes to the Hospital By Anne Civardi (EDC Publishing, 1994)
- Going to the Hospital By Fred Rogers (GP/Putnam’s Sons, 1988)
- Let’s Talk About Going to the Hospital By Marianne Johnson (Powerkids Press, 1998)
- The Hospital Scares Me By Paula Hogan and Kirk Hogan (Raintree Steck-Vaughn Publishers, 1990)
- This is a Hospital, Not a Zoo By R. Karim (Truesdell Services, 1998)
- When Molly was in the Hospital: A Book for Brothers and Sisters of Hospitalized Children By Debbie Duncan (Rayve Productions, 1994)
- Why am I going to the Hospital By Claire Ciliotta and Carole Livingston (Lyle Stuart Inc., 1981)
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Do you think it's better to get your masters in child life and then try to get in the field or do you think a bachelors is really enough?
That is something that is completely up to you! Personally, I think the more you know the better & I someday hope to get my Masters in Child Life.
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Hi! I am going to be a sophomore in college this coming fall and I have recently become interested in the child life profession. My current college doesn't have a major in child life or child studies. Do you think it's too late to transfer to a college that does offer a major more closely related to a child life profession?
Hello! Well, you technically don’t need a major in child life/child studies to become a CCLS. The only thing that is required is that you take a course taught by a child life specialist and many universities offer it online (I took mine online!). Also, you will need to have 10 courses relating to children in some way - the following link will have more information. Hope this helps! Best of luck to you :-)
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Where were you able to take your online child life class taught by a child life specialist? Were you enrolled at that school? I'm having trouble finding a class online taught by a child life specialist.
I was able to take the online child life class taught by a child life specialist, at The University of New Hampshire. I was not enrolled at that school and because I live in Florida, I had to pay out of state tuition which wasn’t too fun. However, the professor I had, Trish Cox, was amazing! I learned a great deal from that class.
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