At its essence, play provides a safe space for kids to experiment with unfamiliar and often scary experiences. Young children won’t sit down and say, ‘I felt sad today and I think I’m anxious about the medical treatment I’m getting.’
Whether your child is hospitalized, or you’re bringing a healthy child to visit an ill patient, the hospital can be intimidating and stressful for you as a parent. Here are some coping strategies to support the entire family.
Do you have a baby on the way? Becoming a parent for the first time is full of preparations, and the subsequent babies don't usually require as much from the parents-to-be. But for the older kids, this is going to be a major game changer.
“Although the hospital can be filled with unfamiliar and sometimes scary and upsetting situations, it’s a place where the business of childhood continues."
HuffPost Parents shares an inside look at our newest app, Toca Life: Hospital.
Experience the excitement of a busy medical center with Toca Life: Hospital! Welcome new babies, treat sick patients and discover the secret lab. Watch the trailer and get excited for the launch on April 13! ✨