Learn the most common worries at each stage of development.

Child Therapist's List of Top Childhood Fears by Age

130.247 5. The student analyzes the growth and development of preschool children of diverse backgrounds, including those with special needs. B. Describe the role of play in a preschool child's growth and development

Facts About the Importance of Play

When children play we often just think they're having fun, but research has shown that the benefits of play extend far beyond that in early childhood. Such a key resource in understanding the effects and benefits of play on early childhood development.

A big part of what we do with children is teach them safe and appropriate ways to cope and express themselves. We aren’t born knowing how to walk and we also aren’t born knowing how to …

Spin the wheel of coping skills!

Spin the wheel of coping skills! – Like to use this as a practice tool to work on coping skills for Music therapy

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.

Books for kids about death and grief to help children cope with loss from @growingbbb

Helping Kids Cope With Loss

Books for kids about death and grief to help children cope with loss from /growingbbb/

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)

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!

8 Ways Kids Can Calm Down Anywhere

The 5 tips that WILL help you calm your angry child down.

Tips for Calming the Angry Child PLUS 8 Calming Tools to do ANYWHERE - Views From a Step Stool Tips for Calming the Angry Child: Why it's ok to be upset, and how we can help our kids learn to calm themselves anywhere!

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.

Top 10 Angry Child Sensory Hacks | These are perfect for my calming corner and my sensory tools basket!

Sensory Hacks to Calm an Angry 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.

"Calm down" is a phrase that we all use, especially with kids when experiencing intense emotions. Here are some alternative phrases that just might yield better results, and an action plan to put them in place.

Saying "Calm Down" To Your Kids Doesn't Actually Work

Behaviour management "Calm down" is a phrase that we all use, especially with kids when experiencing intense emotions. Here are some alternative phrases that just might yield better results, and an action plan to put them in place.

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.

DIY plaster casts for doctor role play for kids - This is just too wonderful!! (from The Imagination Tree)

DIY Plaster Casts for Doctor Role Play

DIY Lungs to make to help children with asthma, cystic fibrosis or breathing complications understand the function of the lung.

These are DIY Lungs to make to help children with asthma, cystic fibrosis or breathing complications understand the function of the lung. This would be a wonderful tool in medical play to facilitate a better understanding of how lungs function.

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