Favorite Find

Tanners Totes is dedicated to providing cheer to preteen and teen patients undergoing long-term hospital treatments and stays. A Tanner’s Tote is unique in that it presents the patient with a wide variety of new, non-food, items to bring some greatly needed distractions and joy. This is another organization that I hold near and dearContinue reading “Favorite Find”

Favorite Find

Being that March is Child Life Month (YAY!) I am going to share with you 3 of my favorite finds throughout the week. Today is all about Pabs Packs! “PAB” is for Pia and Abbie; that’s us. We are lifelong friends. One of the things we share is knowing what it’s like to be in the hospital feeling lousy andContinue reading “Favorite Find”

You’re never too old to color! When working with teens, using coloring sheets with intricate designs might spark their interest more than your common spongebob sheets. Color pencils might also be preferred over crayons for these typs of coloring sheets. Source: http://www.donteatthepaste.com/2011/08/new-mandala-coloring-page.html

If you’ve had access to an iphone/ipad lately you’ve probably discovered Siri and her sometimes, witty, responses to questions you ask her. With many hospitals carrying ipads, playing around with Siri could be a great activity for teens. So, what should you ask so that you don’t just end up with Siri answering “I don’tContinue reading

A great way for teens to cope with the effects of hospitalization is to write! Writing is a great way to express yourself and let your mind wander by getting your thoughts, fears, and ideas down on paper. However, even the most creative writer can get writers block when staring at a blank sheet of paper –Continue reading

“The Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT) is part of Ward 15. It’s called the Teenage Cancer Trust because the building, which was opened by Roger Daltrey of rock band The Who in 2010, was paid for by the charity of the same name.” Source: http://www.bch.nhs.uk/story/whats-it/take-look-around/teenage-cancer-trust