Simple distraction and coping techniques
Games and exercises which encourage controlled breathing
Blowing bubbles, balloons, and party blowers, blowing feathers or an imaginary balloon.
Pop up books, “Where’s Wally” books, puzzle books, hospital books
Games and Puzzles
Hand held American football or tank game (battery operated), small puzzles, I spy games, iPad/ iPod
Relaxation tapes, singing, musical toys and instruments
Koosh balls, pom poms, stress ball, light wand, kaleidoscope, cuddly toys Messy substances – cornflower, playdough, slime jelly
Logical thinking games, mental maths games (counting, multiplication), jokes, positive interaction/conversation
Imaginary and Make Believe Play
Puppets, favourite soft toy, therapeutic dolls, imaginary journeys
Please do not hesitate to ask Emma Marshall (Play Specialist), if you would like any more information or if you feel your child may need some distraction during any treatments or procedures.