Free Virtual Workshop: How to Help Kids Navigate Debilitating Diseases and Death

Six out of 10 U.S. adults have a chronic illness and four out of 10 have two or more medical conditions. It is also estimated that 10 million children in the U.S. may provide some form of caregiving for adults at home. Grief and loss are also very much a part of children’s lives. It is crucial for children and teens to receive appropriate support.

Join me for a FREE virtual workshop on Tuesday, November 15th, 4-5 pm PST.  Learn how to communicate medical information to children & teens while fostering healthy family relationships.

Click here to register 

“Sandwiched” is a series that addresses the specific challenges “Sandwich Generation” caregivers face. Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center is offering a series of virtual workshops in November and December. Click here to learn more

 

 

Making Hospitalization a Little More Fun with Playtime Edventures

No more boring white hospital bed sheets for kids anymore. Let them interact and play with Playtime Edventures. I recall watching a small clip on social media about these therapeutic bedsheets and thought, “Wow, that is a genius idea!” I’m thrilled to have an opportunity to check out these bed sheets and share this amazing resource with you all.

Guest Blogger, Kevin Gatlin, Creator of Playtime Edventures

I created Playtime Bed Sheets for hospitalized kids and families. But soon realized they’re just what the doctor ordered for kids everywhere! Playtime Bed Sheets and Slumber Bags magically transform the bed into an exciting Edventure. The bedsheets come in three colors and have over 60 fun interactive games for kids to explore, play, learn, sleep, heal and just be kids on. Our Playtime Slumber Bags come in two colors and have over 25 interactive games to play. Providing the perfect sleep sack, play mat, and bed cover for kids to cozy up in. Best of all you can play all Playtime games with just Playtime Printable game pieces or coins. Playtime Bed Sheets, Slumber Bags, Pillowcases, and Disposables are the perfect alternative to excessive TV watching and electronic devices. They’re fun for the whole family.

Click here, to check out the three different variations for hospitals.

 

We will be giving away a Playtime Edventure bedsheet set to one lucky winner.

Choose one or more ways to enter:

1. Sign up for email notifications at ChildLifeMommy.com and leave a comment below.

2. Facebook: Follow Child Life Mommy and tag two friends.

3. Facebook: Follow Playtime Edventures and leave a comment about the giveaway.

4. Instagram: Follow @ChildLifeMommy and @PlaytimeBedsheets and tag two friends in the post.

Good Luck, the winner will be chosen on 8/13/22. Open to US and Canada residents.

Cool Cast Critters: Spotlight and Giveaway

Having a fractured limb can be tough for kids. They have to adapt to this heavy and awkward device while being careful to not get it wet or dirty. I’m excited to share a new resource that can help, Cool Cast Critter.

Guest Blogger, Maureen Jurgelas

The Cool Cast Company was founded in 2020 by Maureen Jurgelas who had the vision to help children cope with the trauma of a broken arm and the stigma of wearing a cast. She has volunteered for Canine Assistants for years and witnessed how animals change the lives of children. Combining her passions, she created Cool Cast Critters, plush animals worn over a child’s arm cast for comfort and fun. They are patented, SGS safety certified for kids ages 3 and up, and machine washable. When the cast comes off they transform into a hand puppet for continued adventures.

Where to purchase

There are four different Cool Cast Critters to choose from. Click here to learn more.

We will be giving away a package of all 4 Cost Cast Critters to one lucky winner.

Choose one or more ways to enter:

1. Sign up for email notifications at ChildLifeMommy.com and leave a comment below.

2. Facebook: Follow Child Life Mommy and tag two friends.

3. Facebook: Follow Cool Cast Co. and leave a comment about the giveaway.

4. Instagram: Follow @ChildLifeMommy and @CoolCastCo and tag two friends in the post.

Good Luck, the winner will be chosen on 7/14/22. Open to US residents.