Child lIfe Specialist, Medical Play- Dentist version I think this would be great for kids that are scared of the dentist. It lets them see exactly what they are going to experience and can ease some of the worry.
Video on medical play as a coping technique. CLS discusses a bit about how she determines what the child is struggling with and what the medical play typically manifests as. Cool medical play craft idea, too.
Children learned about white blood cells, red blood cells, plasma and clotting factor as they made their blood clots. Therapeutic Activity- Making blood clots in the Robin Bush Child and Adolescent Center — at MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital.
Title: Make your own hospital Materials: Bins, markers, misc medical materials Time: mins. Can show how the child feels about the hospital based on what their creation looks like. Also a fun way to use not fun hospital materials
Melissa Ramirez, a child life specialist at Wesley Medical Center, helps Julio Garcia, insert an IV into a doll. She helps children feel more comfortable in the hospital, including before they go into surgery. (March Mike Hutmacher/The Wichita Eagle