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Top 10 reasons to call child life

Here's the top 10 reasons you should call child life if you and your child are at Children's Minnesota.

Celebrating Child Life Month at Children’s Minnesota

Rachel Calvert, child life manager, joined WCCO’s Mid-Morning Show to explain the unique role child life plays at Children’s Minnesota.

How wrap-around care services help kids and families healing from cancer diagnoses

At Children’s Minnesota, we put kids first, and we know that kids get better quicker when we take care of the whole family. This is why we offer many services and amenities to the whole family in addition to typical health care services.

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Play with a purpose is key for child life specialists

Child life specialists use medical play to help children “play” out their feelings or anxieties or learn about an medical procedure.

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Preventing springtime slips and falls

As temperatures fluctuate, the number of slips and falls rise. Find suggestions to take the right precautions to prevent from falling.

Child Life specialist uses iPad to help distract patient from procedures.

How distraction can help kids cope under stress

Playing a game by yourself might help reduce pain, but playing with someone through your medical event is likely to be much more effective.

What’s so special about special events?

The Child Life Department at Children's Minnesota plans special events to help create memories and playtime for patients, families, staff and the community.

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Child Life Services uses play to support patients and families

Child Life focuses on age appropriate play and education to help patients understand ad cope with procedures and other experiences at Children's Minnesota.

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Star Studio, our in-house TV channel, brings joy to patients

It can be hard to feel like a kid when you’re in the hospital. That’s where Star Studio comes in.

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For a boy with a mysterious bug bite, child life specialists made all the difference

When a mysterious bug bite brought Johnny into Children's Minnesota, a team of physicians and child life specialists became a bright spot in his story.