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Helping Kids Understand Death

My kids have recently lost two adoring great grandparents. It hit our family hard and everyone is still mourning.

Working in a bereavement support group, I help children process death, put words to their feelings and learn healthy ways to cope. 305 more words


Thoughts on The Aspects of Play

I read a really interesting article on MommyBites that I wanted to share with you. It had great suggestions on how to encourage children to play. 84 more words

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A Case For More Play

I saw this great TEDx video on the importance of play for children that I wanted to share with you all. I thought it was very interesting hear his thoughts on a potential correlation between decreases in play and increases in mental health issues that children and adolescents experience. 69 more words

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Attention Students: Course Work Review

I received an email several days ago from the Child Life Council with information for students on the course work review service.  I wanted to share the information here to help spread the word.  236 more words

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Why I do what I do....

So I know I’ve talked many, many (MANY) times about how much I love my job, but it’s true; I have the best job in the world. 1,113 more words


Exploding Atoms

It’s been awhile since I’ve talked about a movement-based activity so I wanted to share this little piece. It’s a fairly simple game and while it’s important not to do it for too long, it’s a great way to get individuals moving and interacting with one another. 494 more words

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10 Grab & Go Activities

Today’s post is all about quick “grab and go” activities for kids. In the hospital, bags of crayons and activity pages are a child life staple. 237 more words

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