When children encounter a hospital experience, their natural inclination is to look for places that are attractive, familiar and safe. The playroom is designed to be colorful and calm, with soothing blues, bright banners, kites on the ceiling and toys, art supplies and music for hours of relaxation.
Our outdoor rooftop garden is visible through the playroom windows. Designed with seasonal plantings and comfortable seating and surrounded by bamboo walls, the garden offers a cozy and private space for children and their families to play and visit. When children feel safe and soothed in their surroundings they are more likely to trust the more unfamiliar events that make up a medical experience. Many seriously ill children use a trip to the playroom as a goal to get out of bed and focus on getting well again.
Take the informational tour of our Child Life Services.
What does a Child Life Specialist Do?
Tips for an Inpatient Stay at the Hospital
Helping Kids Cope
A Visit to the Pediatric Emergency Room
Preparation Tips by Developmental Age
Children with Special Needs
Preparation for Surgery
Helping During Outpatient Procedures
After a Visit to the Hospital
Books and Websites for Kids and Families
Ways to Give and Volunteer