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Smiling girl playing in autumn park Posted By: Michele Tryon, CCLS
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Need for Play

Play is natural for children and the universal language they use to communicate and engage. Many important things are happening when children play. Read full post>>

Young girl getting a vaccine Posted By: CHKD Medical Group, Dr. Douglas Mitchell
Monday, June 29, 2020

Tear-Free Vaccination Tips for Kids

It’s most critical for children 2 and under have received their vaccinations. Keep your kids calm during vaccinations with these tips from Dr. Douglas Mitchell. Read full post>>

Patient Ashanti Chapman Celebrates High School Graduation at CHKD Posted By: Elizabeth Simpson Earley
Monday, June 22, 2020

Child Life Specialists Help CHKD Patient Celebrate High School Graduation

Cue the pomp and circumstance. Patient Ashanti Chapman celebrated her high school graduation at CHKD during a special ceremony just for her. Read full post>>

Smiling fitness mother and teen daughter together eating apple sitting on stadium after training on sunny spring day Posted By: CHKD Sports Medicine, Grace Murphy, PT, DPT, OCS
Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Fueling the Young Athlete

Athletes need to consume adequate amounts of food to maintain a healthy weight and maximize training effects. Find out what foods are best for young athletes here. Read full post>>

Girl sits at a computer desk at home. She is wearing headphones and writing in her note book. Posted By: Michele Tryon, CCLS
Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Uncertainty and Resilience

We are here together experiencing this pandemic. The question is, how can we help our children learn and grow from the experience? Here are a few ideas. Read full post>>

Mother and son in at home under pandemic quarantine. Mother and son sitting next to window in masks as mom puts hand sanitizer on boy's hands. Posted By: Children's Specialty Group, Dr. Eric Lowe
Monday, June 08, 2020

How to Protect Children with a Compromised Immune System

There are many things parents and caregivers can do to protect their immunocompromised child during the pandemic. CHKD oncologist Dr. Eric Lowe has these tips. Read full post>>