Power of Play

Play is serious business for Children’s Hospitals because it provides important therapeutic and psychosocial benefits for kids improving health outcomes and creating better pediatric healthcare experiences. Play is a universal language that breaks down barriers, reduces fear and anxiety, aids in treatments, and lets kids be kids. A survey conducted with the Southern Association of Child Life Professional shows significant changes in play behaviors due to cultural / technological shifts and where play is occurring due to pandemic protocols. Learn about these shifts and implications and find out how we can best support changing play needs in our pediatric healthcare environments.