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Playtime at the hospitalPPlaytime at the hospitalPlaytime at the hospitalEnglishNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANASupport, services and resourcesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2012-06-13T04:00:00ZNA8.0000000000000062.0000000000000343.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Playtime at the hospital can be fun. Learn what to do during playtime with your child of any age.</p><p>Your child may need to spend a lot of time in the hospital. Many children may find adapting to their new hospital environment stressful. Playtime at the hospital can help.</p><p>A <a href="/Article?contentid=1153&language=English">child life specialist</a> will work with you and your child throughout the hospital stay. You can work together to engage your child in activities.</p> ​<h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Playing at the hospital can help your child express their emotions and feelings and deal with the stress of being in a hospital environment.</li> <li>Children can express themselves in many different ways that may include drama, drawing, story-telling, puppets and masks, music, dance and clay.</li> <li>The types of activities that are appropriate for your child will depend on their age.</li> </ul>
Temps réservé au jeu à l’hôpitalTTemps réservé au jeu à l’hôpitalPlaytime at the hospitalFrenchNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANASupport, services and resourcesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2012-06-13T04:00:00ZFlat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Le temps réservé au jeu à l’hôpital peut être amusant. Apprenez quoi faire avec votre enfant pendant le temps réservé au jeu, quel que soit son âge.</p><p>Votre enfant devra peut-être faire un long séjour à l’hôpital. Beaucoup d’enfants ont de la difficulté à s’adapter à ce nouvel environnement. Le temps réservé au jeu à l’hôpital peut les aider en ce sens.</p><p>Un <a href="/Article?contentid=1153&language=French">spécialiste de l’enfance</a> travaillera avec vous et votre enfant pendant son séjour à l’hôpital. Vous pouvez vous concerter pour amener votre enfant à participer à des activités.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>En jouant à l’hôpital, votre enfant peut exprimer ses émotions et ses sentiments et gérer le stress lié à un séjour en milieu hospitalier.</li><li>Les enfants peuvent s’exprimer de bien des façons, notamment par l’art dramatique, le dessin, la narration, les marionnettes et les masques, la musique, la danse et la poterie.</li><li>Les types d’activité convenant à votre enfant dépendront de son âge.</li></ul>

 

 

Playtime at the hospital1140.00000000000Playtime at the hospitalPlaytime at the hospitalPEnglishNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANASupport, services and resourcesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2012-06-13T04:00:00ZNA8.0000000000000062.0000000000000343.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Playtime at the hospital can be fun. Learn what to do during playtime with your child of any age.</p><p>Your child may need to spend a lot of time in the hospital. Many children may find adapting to their new hospital environment stressful. Playtime at the hospital can help.</p><p>A <a href="/Article?contentid=1153&language=English">child life specialist</a> will work with you and your child throughout the hospital stay. You can work together to engage your child in activities.</p> ​<h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Playing at the hospital can help your child express their emotions and feelings and deal with the stress of being in a hospital environment.</li> <li>Children can express themselves in many different ways that may include drama, drawing, story-telling, puppets and masks, music, dance and clay.</li> <li>The types of activities that are appropriate for your child will depend on their age.</li> </ul><h2>Play therapy</h2><p>This therapy uses play to help your child express their emotions and feelings. A child therapist engages your child to help deal with what they are going through by using creative techniques such as, drama, drawing, story-telling, puppets and masks, music, dance and clay. This helps give them strategies to cope with their circumstances which they cannot change, and look forward to a positive future.</p><p>Some hospitals will have a therapeutic clown. They help bring laughter and joy to your child while they are being treated in the hospital. The clown engages your child to play and have fun, helping them deal with the stress of medical tests and operations.</p><h2>Choosing toys and games for your child in hospital</h2><p>The types of activities you choose depend on your child's age. There are many playtime activities for at the hospital for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Likewise, many different toys and activities are appropriate during playtime with your school-aged child. Teenagers can engage in other activities, like movie nights or catching up on their favourite books, while in the hospital.</p><ul><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=1158&language=English">Playtime at the hospital for babies up to 12 months</a></li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=1159&language=English">Playtime at the hospital for toddlers aged 1 to 3 years</a></li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=1162&language=English">Playtime at the hospital for preschoolers aged 3 to 5 years </a></li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=1163&language=English">Playtime at the hospital for school-age children</a></li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=1164&language=English"> Staying at the hospital: Advice for teens</a></li></ul><img alt="" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/playtime_at_hospital.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/playtime_at_hospital.jpgPlaytime at the hospital

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