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.

Play Therapy Workshop in Sacramento, CA

Join us for an in-person play therapy workshop on April 2, 2022, at Rancho Cordova City Hall from 9 am – 4:30 pm

The Workshop

This intermediate-level play therapy workshop explores play therapy through the lens of Attachment and Polyvagal TheoryParticipants will receive an overview of the essential knowledge and skills necessary to provide effective play therapy, prescriptively applying these theories to treatment goals, and selection of play therapy interventionsResearch on trauma and attachment will be presented to provide the clinical rationale necessary to understand the impacts of childhood trauma from a Polyvagal / Neurobiological perspective.

Who can Join

We welcome students, play therapists, counselors, child life specialists, educators, occupational therapists, caregivers and anyone working with children and families. This will be a great learning opportunity.

The Presenter

Shelli Rose holds both the LMFT and LPCC licenses in CA and the LMFT and LPC licenses in CO. She has also been credentialed as an RPT-S since 2018Shelli has a private practice, providing clinical services primarily to children and families, with a specialty in adoption competency, attachment, and developmental trauma. She provides services both in person and through virtual / telehealth platforms. 

PDUs/CEUs

Earn a total of 6 units for professional development.

How to Register

The cost is $119 and you can register here.

Helping kids get comfortable wearing a mask during COVID-19

Many communities are strongly recommending children and adults to wear masks while out in public. Here are some quick tips to help your kids cope with this new change.

  • Explain what COVID-19 is in simple language that they can understand.
  • Provide opportunities to play and get comfortable with the mask.
  • Give lots of choices.
    • Materials to use
    • Color and design options
    • Decorating
  • Validate their emotions and normalize them.
    • “It is frustrating that we have to wear masks.”
    • “I’m sad too that we have to do this.”

Here is a fun Mask Coloring Page that can also be used to help kids cope with this new experience. If your child has to go to the doctor, they will see medical providers wearing similar protective masks. This is an Activity Sheet that can prepare kids while providing opportunities to feel validated.

Animal coloring sheet created by Sarah Nunnally
Activity sheet created by Emma Fratangelo, MS, CCLS & Stephen Browne

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