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

How to Land a Child Life Internship

How to Land a Child Life Internship - tips from a CCLS. This will be useful in the coming months when I am applying to child life internships across the country!

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...

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.

Providing information and entertainment to children and their families through the use of technology.  Knowledge gives a child more control over his or her environment. Helps with development of autonomy and initiative.

This list of medical apps that could be great tools to help hospitalized children. There are different apps for different topics and ages/developmental levels. Goals: familiarization, distraction, education, fun, independence (by gaining knowledge)

A good reference in seeing what positions you can comfortably be with children while they are sitting, in a bed, unable to move certain parts of their body, or are currently immobile.

Child Life Comfort Positions- A list of different positions the parent can hold their child when undergoing a procedure. This helps comfort the child by allowing the protective figures in their lives hold them when going through an invasive procedure.

My Coping Toolbox! Filled with coping objects, items, photos, etc. for self care when ED behaviors strike.

A Coping Toolbox filled with coping objects, items, photos, etc. for self care. This is a great idea for patients who need some coping skills. You can have them participate and make the toolbox together.

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.

This is a chart on the different types of play. Each section includes detailed information on the types of play. The different types of play could be used in play therapy for the child.

This Kid-Friendly Explanation Of Death Will Change How You Think About The World

This Kid-Friendly Explanation Of Death Will Change How You Think About The World

Explaining death to child without making them break down and make yourself break down is very difficult to day the least so here are some tips on how to explain death to a child.

This Calming Find It Game, but can be used for phonics activities too.

Calming Find It Game

Low AT - Calming Find It Game is perfect for changing a child’s focus from being upset to concentrating on finding fun objects. It helps redirect a child's behavior

Ways to Help Prepare a Child for Their Sibling's Surgery

Ways to Help Prepare Your Child for Their Sibling's Surgery

Helping your sibling prepare for surgery can be a learning experience as well as a coping device for the child.

a detailed book list  of books to use for talking to children about death of a sibling from growingbookbybook.com

Book Lists: Talking to Children About Death of a Sibling

Another set of books that help siblings deal with the death of a loved one. These are so important because dealing with grief in this way is difficult for everyone, especially another child who does not really know how to grieve.

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.

Our Series 30 Exam Flashcard Study System helps test takers prepare for the Branch Manager Examination - Futures, which is offered by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) so that they can become a branch office manager

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.

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. A great form of therapeutic play

Books for Children with Cancer shared by Jenae writer of I Can Teach My Child

Books for Children with Cancer

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: Books for Children with Cancer. I would have loved to have these in the hospital when my son was going through chemo treatments! Great idea to have these books!

Cardboard Hospital: Pretend play to work through fear and anxiety. And children's book recommendations about doctors, hospitals and just plain being sick!

Pretend Play Hospital Craft

Another ideas for Dramatic play with children. Cardboard Hospital: Pretend play to work through fear and anxiety. And children's book recommendations about doctors, hospitals and just plain being sick!

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.

Child Life in the NICU - 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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