1. I was recently inspired by one of my previous posts with this band-aid art idea. My twist however was that the children who made these “get well cards” could either keep them or leave them with me and I’d take it to a patient in the hospital. It was a great hit! Children and teens of all ages came by to make some and even some parents! It was very fun to see how creative children can be with medical supplies. 

Things I used for this craft:
- band aids
- gauze
- construction paper 
- glue
- googly eyes 
- markers
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    I was recently inspired by one of my previous posts with this band-aid art idea. My twist however was that the children who made these “get well cards” could either keep them or leave them with me and I’d take it to a patient in the hospital. It was a great hit! Children and teens of all ages came by to make some and even some parents! It was very fun to see how creative children can be with medical supplies.

    Things I used for this craft:
    - band aids
    - gauze
    - construction paper
    - glue
    - googly eyes
    - markers

  2. "Phoenix Children’s Hospital shares photos of its healing environment via Pinterest and Flickr. Patients and family members can view images of rooftop gardens, the vibrant dining areas, hospital artwork, and family spaces."
Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/phoenixchildrens/6775636796/in/set-72157629067058348

    "Phoenix Children’s Hospital shares photos of its healing environment via Pinterest and Flickr. Patients and family members can view images of rooftop gardens, the vibrant dining areas, hospital artwork, and family spaces."

    Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/phoenixchildrens/6775636796/in/set-72157629067058348

  3. 

I Heart Gutsdesigns the cutest items featuring our internal organs.
Their original line with 8 cuddly soft plush organs is perfect for those recovering from surgery or anatomy lovers.
They also sell t-shirts with snappy catchphrases (my favourite is the Pancreas ‘Gimme Some Sugar’ shirt) and adorable stickers and buttons.

Source: http://www.digitalcrushes.com/page/2
  4. Fun resource to make scrubs for your doll! How cute! 

Source: http://funthreads.blogspot.com/2011/11/tuesday-tutorial10.html

    Fun resource to make scrubs for your doll! How cute! 

    Source: http://funthreads.blogspot.com/2011/11/tuesday-tutorial10.html

  5. Another fun craft using Q-tips! 

Source: http://inspiredmontessori.blogspot.com/2012/05/i-got-x-ray-at-school-today.html

    Another fun craft using Q-tips! 

    Source: http://inspiredmontessori.blogspot.com/2012/05/i-got-x-ray-at-school-today.html

  6. Check out Joe DiMaggio’s Children’s Hospital in Hollywood, Florida. What do you like the best?! 

  7. The Healing Power of Play

    "Radio Lollipop believes in the healing power of play - providing smiles and laughter to children at a time when they need it most.

    One in four children are admitted to a hospital before reaching age 14. Though some patients are short-stay, many have a recurring need for care and return repeatedly to hospital. Some who are terminally ill spend much of their short lives in hospital.

    Radio Lollipop gives young patients a voice and a choice during their stay. While they can´t say “no” to taking their medicine or receiving treatment, they can request their favourite songs, win prizes and hear their own voices on the radio. Those activities give youngsters a haven of normality in the hospital day which in other respects is strange, different and often scary.”

    Source: http://www.radiolollipop.org/

  8. 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/

  9. A day in the life of a child life specialist. 

  10. Thought it’d be nice to give a shout out to all the hospital staff out there! 

I found this picture on the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/StopDiscriminationagainstSpecialNeeds
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    Thought it’d be nice to give a shout out to all the hospital staff out there! 

    I found this picture on the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/StopDiscriminationagainstSpecialNeeds