Play Ideas. Coping Tools. Medical Education.
Dose of Play shares tips and resources with parents and caregivers to help kids cope with illness, injury and death of a loved one. From routine doctor visits to serious hospitalizations, tips and resources from Certified Child Life Specialists on Dose of Play aim to support families facing the stress and uncertainty of these experiences and give them tools to help minimize anxiety in order to promote positive coping.
Play is a universal language. Child life specialists working in medical environments and in the community setting promote and utilize play to promote development, normalize medical experiences, ease anxiety, prepare and process new experiences, and build supportive relationships with kids and families.
Play is a child's work -Jean Piaget
Let's continue to prioritize kids getting their Dose of Play each day, especially when facing unfamiliar or uncomfortable situations and experiences.