1. While searching around Georgetown University Hospital’s Child Life resources page, I found this awesome list of books that may be helpful to children dealing with hospitalization. Check it out! 

    Helpful Books about Hospitalization

    A book is a great way to start explaining different things your child may see in a hospital. These are some recommendations.

    • A Hospital Story: An Open Family Book for Parents and Children Together By Sara Bonnett Stein (Walker and Co., 1983)
    • A Visit to the Sesame Street Hospital By Deborah Hautzig (Random House, 1985)
    • At the Hospital By Amy Moses (Child’s World, 1997)
    • Barney and Baby Bop Go to the Doctor By Margie Larsen, Dennis Full (Scholastic)
    • Coping with a Hospital Stay By Sharon Carter and Judy Monnig (Rosen Publishing Group, 1987)
    • Curious George Goes to the Hospital By Anne Civardi (EDC Publishing, 1994)
    • Going to the Hospital By Fred Rogers (GP/Putnam’s Sons, 1988)
    • Let’s Talk About Going to the Hospital By Marianne Johnson (Powerkids Press, 1998)
    • The Hospital Scares Me By Paula Hogan and Kirk Hogan (Raintree Steck-Vaughn Publishers, 1990)
    • This is a Hospital, Not a Zoo By R. Karim (Truesdell Services, 1998)
    • When Molly was in the Hospital: A Book for Brothers and Sisters of Hospitalized Children By Debbie Duncan (Rayve Productions, 1994)
    • Why am I going to the Hospital By Claire Ciliotta and Carole Livingston (Lyle Stuart Inc., 1981)

    Source: http://www.georgetownuniversityhospital.org/body.cfm?id=557023

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  2. I used to always make these as a child! Stick a pair of googley-eyes on a rock & add a little bit of paint you have yourself some crafty new toys! 

Source: http://www.cocoa-bean.co.uk/users/blog/half-term-entertainment/

    I used to always make these as a child! Stick a pair of googley-eyes on a rock & add a little bit of paint you have yourself some crafty new toys! 

    Source: http://www.cocoa-bean.co.uk/users/blog/half-term-entertainment/

  3. A touching video about what these kiddos love to do at home.

  4. When Someone Very Special Dies: Children Can Learn to Cope with Grief. 

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    When Someone Very Special Dies: Children Can Learn to Cope with Grief. 


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  5. As part of their contract, Evelina Children’s Hospital in London requires that hospital window washers dress up as superheroes while cleaning the hospital windows.

Source: http://jolenephilo.com/2012/07/just-what-the-doctor-ordered/

    As part of their contract, Evelina Children’s Hospital in London requires that hospital window washers dress up as superheroes while cleaning the hospital windows.

    Source: http://jolenephilo.com/2012/07/just-what-the-doctor-ordered/

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    More on Mattel’s new Barbie:

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  7. It can be difficult sometimes to keep up with giving your child (or taking yourself) medication, especially if theres more than one to be given — making a chart on the back of the bottle itself, like this one, would be a perfect way to keep track of their doses. 
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    It can be difficult sometimes to keep up with giving your child (or taking yourself) medication, especially if theres more than one to be given — making a chart on the back of the bottle itself, like this one, would be a perfect way to keep track of their doses. 

    Source: http://www.landeeseelandeedo.com/

  8. all about cystic fibrosis! 

  9. Great book to use with little kids with anxiety.

    Great book to use with little kids with anxiety.