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Tips from Child Life for using minimally threatening language

To communicate accurate, complete information that is developmentally appropriate

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Music Therapy

It’s no secret that music can be uplifting and relaxing in any situation. A growing amount of evidence suggests that the power of music can also have significant benefits to patients (and their families) in clinical settings.

Child life specialists

Medical settings can be a new, unfamiliar or uncomfortable world for children and teens. As a result, caring for a child’s emotional health is crucial during their time at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.

Child life zone

The Child Life Zone, located inside the St. Paul hospital, is a state of the art therapeutic play area where patients and their families can play, learn, laugh and relax. The Child Life Zone includes:


Faculty in the child psychology internship program are:

The ‘funnest’ place in the hospital

Children's patient Grace Vokaty loves the Child Life Zone.

A peek inside a music therapist’s cart: What do you do with all that stuff?

Some people have a bag of tricks, but our music therapists are lucky to have a whole cart.

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5 things you may not know about music therapy

In honor of Music Therapy Week, music therapist Erinn Frees gives us a look at her job at Children’s.

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Five Question Friday: Meet Kirsten Granberg

In honor of Child Life Week, we want to introduce Kirsten, one of our child life specialists.