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Here is a great guide to the different types of play therapy that can be used by Child Life Specialists to help children in medical environments cope.

Here is a great guide to the different types of play therapy that can be used by Child Life Specialists to help children in medical environments cope.

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from Tales of Life, Love and Ice Cream

How to Land a Child Life Internship

How to Land a Child Life Internship - tips from a child life specialist. #childlife Tales of Life, Love and Ice Cream

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Because any game can be a therapeutic game when you're a child life specialist. Can't wait to use my newly labelled Jenga blocks with my patients.

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You can succeed on the Child Life Exam and become a Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) by learning critical concepts on the test so that you are prepared for as many questions as possible.

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Explaining an IV to a child. This is a great way to explain what a IV is to a child not only are they discussing it, but the child gets to see everything as well

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A day in the life of a child life specialist (video). This piece on TODAY show instantly made me know that this was the career for me.

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Blog by two child life specialists working in the NICU - some helpful tips for distraction techniques with premature infants and developmentally appropriate play activities. Also contains some useful ideas for support groups for siblings of NICU patients.

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I often receive e-mails from Child Life students asking what I would recommend to make their application POP when up against others applying for a practicum/internship. This is a very valid questio...

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Prepping for Surgery: Doll provided by child life specialist. From Early Childhood and Youth Development Blog, Dawn Braa

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