tips & tricks

Want to send words of encouragement to children & teens in hospitals? Simply “Tweet the love” ! By hashtagging #TweetTheLove patients can search up the same hashtag and read your messages to them.  Source: http://www.kolotv.com/home/headlines/Tweet-the-Love-187936531.html Image source: google.com

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What a creative way to use medical play with at home materials! This would be great for a child undergoing a dental procedure or simply getting kids excited to brush their pearly whites.  Source: http://www.rockabyebutterfly.com/search/label/Art?updated-max=2011-08-03T23:33:00-04:00&max-results=20

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Secretly have every nurse/doctor (throughout hospitalization) sign this book, and give to your child as a surprise when they go home/are old enough to understand. Would be a great way to celebrate the end of treatment. I’ve seen this idea for teachers from each of your child’s grades to fill out but I love that […]

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I’ve personally used syringes to paint with 4-6 year olds in the hospital and they always LOVE it! There’s just something so funny about paint squirting all over a poster board (and their bed & hospital gown). It definitely takes away that initial frightened look when they’re shown a syringe.  Source: http://franciscoquintanilla.wordpress.com/2010/03/11/i-found-a-source-of-syringe-tips-2/

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