Child Life Tip of the Day!

13 Mar

Children are multi – modal learners. Simply put, this means that there is no “one size fits all” way to teach / reach children when relaying new information. This is especially true when attempting to impart complicated medical jargon to school-age children. Keeping things simple by using quick hands-on activities that incorporate the 5 senses (touch, sound, taste, smell, and hearing) can be a novel way to keep kids engaged as they learn about their bodies and possible medical treatment options.

Below, is a sticker patient activity medical students and I utilzed to teach young ones about their bodies, including lessons on specific organs, their various functions, and propper names using bright colorful stickers and lables. Our health fair table (last summer) was a big hit! Simple activities such as these, found at Oriental Trading Company, can make learning not only interesting but fun as well!

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